Wednesday, February 07, 2007

OSCAR SHORT SUBJECT NOMINEE: THE DANISH POET

A Canadian animator has been nominated for an Academy Award this year for her film The Danish Poet. It follows the story of a young poet who gets 'poet's block' and goes on a self realization journey in Norway. Events unfold and he finds that everything that happens in his life happens for a reason and it all unfolds in this 15-minute film.

Torill Kove, an animator from Montreal, made this film for the National Film Board of Canada. It is narrated by famous Norwegian actress, Liv Ulmann.

The Danish Poet is the second film for Torill Kove to be nominated for an Oscar. The first was My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts in 2000.

I couldn't find the whole film online, but here is a clip:

2 comments:

coolshades said...

Yay Canada! Good to see some Canadian folks get nominated... :)

Ok I have a question about these short subject nominees. When does one typically come across these films? I've never seen any of them in movie theaters...am I just going to the wrong movies? :S

toast said...

Showing shorts before movies is not a common practice anymore. In fact, I think Pixar is the only one to really do it.

These films run the festival circuit and that is how people see them. You should go to more film festivals.