The Danish Poet

The Danish Poet

                                The Danish Poet
| 15 min

This Oscar®-winning short animation follows Kasper, a poet whose creative well has run dry, on a holiday to Norway to meet the famous writer Sigrid Undset. Kasper attempts to answer some pretty big questions: can we trace the chain of events that leads to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter? As Kasper's 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.

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  • writer
    Torill Kove
  • director
    Torill Kove
  • narrator
    Liv Ullmann
  • music
    Kevin Dean
  • animation
    Torill Kove
    Astrid Aakra
    Bjarte Agdestein
  • editing
    Phyllis Lewis
  • sound
    Hakon Lammetun
  • music recording
    André White
  • mix
    Norsk Filmstudio AS
  • executive producer
    Lise Fearnley
    Tove Klovvik
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Lise Fearnley
    Marcy Page

  • marlin

    Wonderful story. Great music. Nice voice recounting the events. Congratulations to the NFB for creating this gem.

    marlin, 28 Jul 2017
  • WuWenkang

    This is the best micro film I've ever watched. I was so profoundly moved by it. Love it!

    WuWenkang, 11 Feb 2017
  • thebonnet

    a very nice short animation, I throughly enjoyed it.

    thebonnet, 26 Feb 2016
  • lucas_hu

    one of the best short animation i've ever seen!!

    lucas_hu, 26 Mar 2015