We’re proud to announce that Me and My Moulton has been nominated for an Oscar® in the Short Film (Animated) category. This new work from Torill Kove, director of the Oscar®-winning short The Danish Poet, is produced by Mikrofilm AS and the National Film Board of Canada.
A seven-year-old girl asks her hopelessly unconventional parents for a bicycle. But what kind of bike can you expect from a father who sports the only moustache in town and a mother who makes dresses out of curtain fabric? Our protagonist’s loving yet out-of-touch parents prove to be a source of quiet embarrassment and anxiety for her.
ME AND MY MOULTON A seven-year-old girl asks her hopelessly unconventional parents for a bicycle. But what kind of bike can you expect from a father who sports the only moustache in town and a mother who makes dresses out of curtain fabric? Our protagonist’s loving yet out-of-touch parents prove to be a source of quiet embarrassment and anxiety for her. Torill Kove, 2014, 13 min 48 s https://www.nfb.ca/film/me_and_my_moulton/download/
5 Sure Signs Your Parents Were Architects In this very short animated clip, Torill Kove revisits the lovable characters from her latest acclaimed film, Me and My Moulton, to paint a portrait of an unconventional childhood. Through her signature colourful and quirky aesthetic, Kove creates an endearingly funny meditation on family, creativity, art, and idiosyncrasy. Torill Kove, 2014, 1 min 19 s
Redesigning Christmas In this short vignette, the anxious young protagonist from Me and My Moulton looks on as her architect parents re-design Christmas. The tree, presents, and cake are all re-made in simple, clean lines using the principles of good design. But will Santa be able to get through the contemporary chimney on the family’s flat-roofed home? Torill Kove, 2014, 1 min 34 s
Party time In this very short animation, the three young protagonists of Torill Kove’s Oscar®-nominated short Me and My Moulton get all dolled up to go to the Academy Awards®. In their finest frippery, the girls hit the red carpet and are greeted by a surprise guest from another Torill Kove film. Torill Kove, 2014, 41 s
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. Torill Kove, 2006, 15 min 4 s
MY GRANDMOTHER IRONED THE KING SHIRTS This animated short from Torill Kove, director of the Oscar®-winner The Danish Poet, is a tall tale about her grandmother's life in Oslo, Norway, during World War II. Sharp and whimsical, her story combines her grandmother's tales with historical events and fantasy, showing how a cherished anecdote can come to acquire a mythical status. King Harald of Norway said: "I love the irony of this short.” Torill Kove, 1999, 10 min 3 s