Father and Daughter (film)

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Father and Daughter
Screenshot Father and Daughter.jpg
Directed byMichaël Dudok de Wit
Produced byClaire Jennings
Willem Thijssen
Written byMichaël Dudok de Wit
Music byNormand Roger
Denis L. Chartrand
Release date
  • 2000 (2000)
Running time
8 minutes 30 seconds
LanguageNo dialogue

Father and Daughter is a 2000 Dutch animated short film, made by Michaël Dudok de Wit. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2001. [1]


A father says goodbye to his young daughter and leaves. As the wide Dutch landscapes live through their seasons so the girl lives through hers. She becomes a young woman, has a family and in time she becomes old, yet within her there is always a deep longing for her father. At the end of the film, in what appears to be a dream sequence, or perhaps the afterlife, they are reunited. [2]


The film received over 20 awards and 1 nomination[3] and is considered the most successful in the series of works by Dudok de Wit. It was also included in the Animation Show of Shows. [4]


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