Father and Daughter

Ok this is definetly a classic as far as short animations go. I’m not going to comment on the visual part or the motion since it speaks for itself in it’s lyrical beauty. I loved the story even though it saddens me to no end. It has a very melancholic atmosphere to it, which is essential since much of the story has to do with the fact that people will always look back to their childhoods and all the things that remind them of it with a nostalgic eye and with a need to keep a link with that part of their lives. According to many, our childhood defines us for the rest of our lives.But the most important thing, in the way I saw it at least, is the need to find again what is lost to us, human’s almost biological need to connect with the dead, with those that passed on, especially with a beloved person, a beloved father.

Directed by Michaël Dudok De Wit
Produced by Claire Jennings, Willem Thijssen
Written by Michaël Dudok De Wit
Music by Normand Roger, Denis L. Chartrand
Release date(s) 2000
Country United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands

Father and Daughter is a 2000 Dutch animated short film, made by Michaël Dudok De Wit. It won the 2000 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.
The film also received over 20 awards and 1 nomination and is considered the most successful in the series of works by Michaël..


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