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Father and Daughter (2000)

A father says goodbye to his young daughter. Time passes and the daughter moves through life age by age, but within her there is always a deep longing for her father.
Won 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




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. Written by Anonymous

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Animation | Short | Drama


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Selected into the Canon of Dutch Cinema in 2007, which is comprised of "sixteen important and defining movies that show the versatility of Dutch movie history". See more »

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A bicycle wheel is seen turning round and round at the end of the closing credits. See more »


The Danube Waves
Theme by Iosif Ivanovici (as Iosif Ivanivici)
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An extraordinary piece of film that deserves to be in print and widely seen.
24 April 2003 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

In my view, this piece is the equal to The Man Who Planted Trees (which is high praise indeed) and it should be in print and widely available. Sadly, all too many short animated pieces are not in print (or even seen, these days) and this reality will not be altered any time soon, I'm afraid. End of sermon.

Father and Daughter is simply breathtaking. The whole package-music, backgrounds, animation, story-everything is excellent, with nary a misstep. Basic themes repeat throughout and the attention to detail is extraordinary! Particularly watch toward the end, the shadows and the interaction of movement. That this won the Academy Award and deserved to is an understatement. There were three exceptional nominees, all of which is a testament to the committee overseeing the shorts nomination process. So far as I'm aware, only one (Rejected) is in print. I saw Father and Daughter on The Sundance Channel, as part of Shorts Program 103. Most highly recommended.

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Release Date:

August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apa és lánya See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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