Father and Daughter: An Oscar-Winning Animated Short Film

Dear Daniel B.,

Thank you for bringing the 2000 Michaël Dudok De Wit short, Father and Daughter, to our attention. We always appreciate reader suggestions.

We must take issue, however, with your warning: “Be advised, it will indeed break your heart.” At Open Culture we  approach the arts with a discerning, engaged and unsentimental eye — our heart does not break, it blogs.

It will therefore take much more than an 8-minute cartoon, no matter how artfully rendered, understated, critically lauded, or Dutch, to move us. Please keep this in mind for the future.

All best,

Open Culture.

P.S. OK, fine you win. This post was typed from the floor, drowning in the puddle we’d been reduced to by the 6 minute mark. And yes, bawling like babies.

P.P.S. Per your suggestion, we’ve added it to our collection of Free Online Movies. Thanks again.

Sheerly Avni is a San Francisco-based arts and culture writer. Her work has appeared in Salon, LA Weekly, Mother Jones, and many other publications. You can follow her on twitter at @sheerly.


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