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Torgo's avatar


What an incredible, incredible animation style! A fusion of modern, sharp forms (like Cosmo & Wanda or Hercules) and medieval, mystic symbols with real stunning background paintings and shading overall. You really have to see this for its look alone. The soundtrack is also pleasing and adds to the unique, mature note of the film. Took me a while to see how it reminded me of Princess Mononoke, accidentally one of my all-time-favorites.
9 years 10 months ago
ChrisReynolds's avatar


This film looks amazing, like a Celtic illumination come to life. At its best, the art and the score combine to produce moments that are achingly beautiful. Acting is very good, with actors doing very well with characters who are often quite uninteresting, Aisling excepted; she's amazing and there should have been more of her.
There are a lot of problems with the story, which jumps around a lot, and the pacing, which seems very off, I think because there are a lot of cuts all the time, even in scenes which should be slow, meaning that the moments which should be tense, calm, horrifying, or sad never get a chance to make an impact.
10 years ago
Aissi's avatar


The story is charming, and the artwork is gorgeous. But it was the score that really did it for me.
10 years 2 months ago
TheBanana's avatar


So beautiful. Reminded me of Miyazaki.
Quote: spoiler
10 years 5 months ago
sammysin's avatar


Do yourself a favour and watch this in HD, it is staggeringly gorgeous.

I really hope more people get a chance to see this gem. It is very underrated and deserves to be loved by animation fans.
10 years 1 month ago
filmclub's avatar


Pangur Bannnnnnnnn
11 years 4 months ago
boulderman's avatar


A gothic looking fable which is fairly complex in the first act resolving somewhat simplistically in the final.

This was my final film to watch from those nominated for an academy award.. Alas the one I rated lowest
3 days 6 hours ago
Windill's avatar


Beautiful and strong.
The drawing is magnificent.
The animation is also excellent.
5 years 6 months ago
LaIsi's avatar


Though the story wasn't a really exciting one, the topic it revolves around, medieval book illumination, is a really interesting one, taking in count how beautiful actual illuminated books are. It required the movie to be itself "illuminated". The animation is almost perfect, the colors, shapes, movements are gorgerous. I could watch it over and over just for how beautiful it is. The soundtrack is very good too, adds a lot to the visual part, and helps create an atmosphere. Not my favorite movie, but surely the most beautiful animation movie i have seen.
10 years 1 month ago
babblebuth's avatar


Beautiful animation! Nice soundtrack. While I quite care for the story I would consider buying it for the artwork alone.
11 years 5 months ago
Zoldu's avatar


An alltime favourite animation
11 years 7 months ago
Mudskipper's avatar


animation is so pleasing to the eyes!
11 years 11 months ago
metermouse's avatar


Beautiful, beautiful movie!
12 years 1 month ago
jrod944's avatar


shows up in the Most Favorite list, yet on this page it says it isnt in any lists. hmm
12 years 1 month ago
Nintendude94's avatar


I can't believe that such a low number of people on this site have seen this movie! It's absolutely beautiful! A bit short though.
12 years 1 month ago

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