The Danish Poet (2006)

Produced by Lise Fearnley and Marcy Page for Norway’s Mikrofilm and the National Film Board of Canada, The Danish Poet is the story of 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. Can we trace the chain of events that leads to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter?
Attached to the National Film Board of Canada, Kove also works as a designer, illustrator, animator and scriptwriter. Her previous film, Min bestemor strøk kongens skjorter (My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts), was also nominated for an Oscar in 2006. Kove works in an old-fashioned animation style, drawing the original figures and backgrounds in pencil and scanning in the images and adding colour using digital technology.

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