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The Danish Poet / 
Den danske dikteren
(2006) (short)

Director:
Torill Kove
COUNTRY
Norway/Canada
GENRE
Animated
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
The Danish Poet
RUNNING TIME
14 minutes
Producer:
Lise Fearnley
Marcy Page
Screenwriter:
Torill Kove


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Narrator Liv Ullmann

 

Review

This short love story has its roots in traditional Scandinavian fairytales, and Norwegian filmmaker Torill Kove deploys classical symbolism and narrative techniques to tell the tale of a couple of quirky characters - a Norwegian maiden and a Danish poet. The animations are old fashioned and simplistic, giving the film an appropriately archaic feel, and making this an amusing and fairly effective little tale. Narration from Liv Ullmann.

Copyright 7.3.2007 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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