I’ve seen a lot of short films over the years, too many to remember,… but… somehow this short film has always stuck with me.
I had the privilege to see it, back in 2000, at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Done very simply, the film is elegant,… beautiful,… and a masterful piece of storytelling,… without one word ever being said. And although I have looked from time to time over the years I only ever found short teaser clips of the film,… that is… until just recently… now, it warms my heart to be able to see it in full again.
From DutchDirector Michael Dudok de Wit here is “Father and Daughter.”
Script, Design and Animation: Michael Dudok de Wit
Other Contributors: Normand Roger (Composer), Claire Jennings and Willem Thijssen (Producers), Arjan Wilschut (Main Co-Animator), Jean-Baptiste Roger (Sound), and Alistair Becket and Nic Gill (Technical Directors)