Friday, April 1, 2011

Michaël Dudok De Wit - Father and Daughter

This is a beautifully drawn animation that won many awards (including the 2000 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film). It's definitely a moving metaphorical meditation on loss. Any of us who lost a father as a child or young adult can definitely identify with this story.

Thanks to Open Culture for the link.

Father and Daughter is a 2000 Dutch animated short film, made by Michaël Dudok De Wit. It won the 2000 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.

The film also received over 20 awards and 1 nomination and is considered the most successful in the series of works by Michaël.

Story plot

A father says goodbye to his young daughter and leaves. As the wide Dutch landscapes live through their seasons so the girl lives through hers. She becomes a young woman, has a family and in time she becomes old, yet within her there is always a deep longing for her father.

Created by: Cloudrunner, CinéTé Filmproductie BV
Language: no dialogue
Country of Origin: UK / Belgium / Netherlands
Produced by: Claire Jennings
Musical Score by: Normand Roger and Denis L. Chartrand
Writing Credits: Michael Dudok de Wit

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