Me and My Moulton

Me and My Moulton is a 2014 Canadian-Norwegian animated short film written and directed by Torill Kove.[1] It premiered at the 2014 Annecy International Animated Film Festival on 10 June 2014.[2] It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 87th Academy Awards.[3]

Me and My Moulton
Me and My Moulton poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byTorill Kove
Produced byLise Fearnley
Marcy Page
Written byTorill Kove
Narrated byAndrea Bræin Hovig
Music byKevin Dean
Edited byAlison Burns
Production
company
Release date
  • 10 June 2014 (2014-06-10) (AIAFF)
  • 3 December 2014 (2014-12-03) (Norway)
Running time
14 minutes
CountryCanada
Norway
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

Me and My Moulton is a humorous autobiographical short film based on Kove's experiences as a 7-year-old girl in Norway, one of three sisters who long for a bicycle. The film explores the emotions of Kove's character, who is often embarrassed by their unorthodox architect parents.[4]

Kove was quoted in a Toronto Star article as saying the story had been on her mind for years and that her goal was to convey a girl’s conflicting feelings about her parents: "These feelings are not easy for kids. It’s confusing when you don’t have all the insights that you get later in life to realize your parents embarrass you but at the same time you really love them. There are mixed emotions."[4]

Critical receptionEdit

The Academy Award nomination was the third for Kove, who was also nominated for My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts and her Oscar-winning The Danish Poet, and the 73rd nomination for the National Film Board of Canada.[4] In March 2015, the film was named Best Animated Short at the 3rd Canadian Screen Awards.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Me and My Moulton". TIFF. Archived from the original on 16 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  2. ^ Schavemaker, Peter (27 May 2014). "Torill Kove Unveils 'Me and My Moulton' Trailer". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Oscars 2015: Nominations list". BBC News. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  4. ^ a b c Barnard, Linda (15 January 2015). "Canadian Torill Kove celebrates her third Oscar nomination". Toronto Star. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  5. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (2 March 2015). "NFB-Produced 'Me and My Moulton' Takes CSA Animated Short Award". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 16 March 2015.

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