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, 4,000+ Free Movies Online: Great Clas­sics, Indies, Noir, West­erns, Doc­u­men­taries & More. 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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