The Danish Poet

The Danish Poet

Downloadable Video - 2006
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Can we trace the chain of events that leads to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter? The narrator of The Danish Poet considers these questions as we follow Kasper, a poet whose creative well has run dry, on a holiday to Norway to meet the famous writer, Sigrid Undset. 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. Oscar winner for Best Short Animation, 2007
Publisher: Montreal : National Film Board of Canada ; [S.l.] : Mikrofilm As, 2006
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (14 min.) : digital, stereo, sd., col


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Sep 06, 2016

This is a really great short, full of little bits of silliness, and quite engaging with it. All of us enjoyed it, even the slightly sullen teen. ;)

Sep 21, 2011

This is a priceless gem from the NFB. The story is sweet enough, but don't let the crude animation fool you. There is a lot stuffed into this short flick: we watch it over and over again, and see something new just about every single time. Our grandchildren love it as well, and have their own favourite parts. (My personal favourite is the bicycle riding postman who keeps showing up everywhere.) Watch it with friends who speak a different language (and play to alternative language soundtracks), introduce your friends, use it as a short before you watch the evening's big movie, but watch it.

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