The Danish Poet

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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Film Credits

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
mix
Norsk Filmstudio AS
producer
Lise Fearnley
Marcy Page

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