Sunday, February 25, 2007

And the Oscar Goes to "The Danish Poet"!

The NFB at the Oscars®
The Danish Poet: A Film by Torill Kove
Original title: Den Danske Dikteren
Oscar® Winner Best Animated Short Film
Credit: The NFB/The Danish Poet

Our congratulations on your Oscar for Best Animated Short Film Torill Kove!

This is the second nomination for animator Torill Kove, who was nominated in 2000 for her first professional film, My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirt, also co-produced by the NFB.

In The Danish Poet, Kove asks whether our lives are just coincidence – or do little things really matter? The 15-minute film follows Kasper, a poet whose creative well has run dry, on a holiday to Norway to meet a famous writer. As his quest for inspiration unfolds, it appears that a spell of bad weather, an angry dog, slippery barn planks, a careless postman, hungry goats and other seemingly unrelated factors might play important roles in the big scheme of things after all.

The Danish Poet is a co-production between the NFB (Marcy Page) and MikroFilm AS (Lise Fearnley-Norway).
If you did not see this traditionally hand-drawn animated film, just click here.
And you can hear Kaspar's poetry:
"Ingeborg you change my life.
Ingeborg, please be my wife!"
What a wonderful discussion could be on our Poetry Club's meeting.

Congratulations to National Film Board of Canada!
Congratulations to Norwegian Mikrofilm AS!

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