My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts

This animated film comes from Oscar®-winning filmmaker Torill Kove (The Danish Poet). It's 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."

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Comments

  • robswilderness

    “The image of the man standing beside the horse near the end of the film looks very much like Herman Jackrabbit Smith-Johannsen! Is it him?” — robswilderness, 31 May 2013

  • stonesprout

    “Easy to see why this won an Oscar. Very well done in every respect...Bravo!” — stonesprout, 10 Mar 2011

  • Puneetchandra

    “:-)Exhilarating!” — Puneetchandra, 24 Jan 2011

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Film Credits

story
Torill Kove
direction
Torill Kove
animation
Torill Kove
narration
Mag Ruffman
animation camera
Pierre Landry
Lynda Pelley
Thea Pratt
Karl Erik Ruud
music
Kevin Dean
sound
Normand Roger
Jean-Baptiste Roger
final mix
Shelley Craig
producer
Marcy Page
Lars Tommerbakke

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