The Danish Poet: The Oscar-Winning Animated Film Narrated by Liv Ullmann

Above, watch the 2006 acad­e­my award-win­ning ani­mat­ed film, The Dan­ish Poet, direct­ed by Torill Kove and nar­rat­ed by Liv Ull­mann. Here’s the premise:

Can we trace the chain of events that leads to our own birth? Is our exis­tence just coin­ci­dence? Do lit­tle things mat­ter? The nar­ra­tor (Liv Ull­mann) 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.

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