A personal interpretation of Norwegian history - starring a grandmother who during the Second World War loses her job ironing the King's shirts. Instead she gains access to the enemy's ...
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A personal interpretation of Norwegian history - starring a grandmother who during the Second World War loses her job ironing the King's shirts. Instead she gains access to the enemy's uniforms, and inspires her own brand of resistance fighters, the "Shirt Guerillas".Written by
If you liked THE DANISH POET, you'll probably like this one as well.
The film begins with a brief history lesson about Norway after achieving independence. The people actually voted to have a king and this short is a very silly story about the woman who ironed this man's shirts. While there's not a huge amount of depth to it, the film has a very likable quality about it and a kooky but subtle sense of humor.
The maker of MY GRANDMOTHER IRONED THE KING'S SHIRTS was the same lady (Torill Kove) who was responsible for the Oscar-winning short, THE DANISH POET. Both films are very similar--both are about Norway, both have very similar artwork, both have similar narration and both have a very odd and quirky sense of humor. Both are exceptional, but perhaps THE DANISH POET was ever so slightly better. Sadly, though both films were wonderful, Kove has only made a small number of shorts.
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