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The Danish Poet

Directed by Torill Kove
Canada / Norway, 2006 (animation, 14 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "Le poète danois"
The Danish Poet
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"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."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Torill Kove
Produced by: Lise Fearnley, Tove Klovvik, David Verrall, Marcy Page
Narrator: Liv Ullmann
Animation: Torill Kove, Astrid Aakra, Bjarte Agdestein
Film Editing: Phyllis Lewis
Music: Kevin Dean
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada, Mikrofilm As
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