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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.
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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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UK | Belgium | Netherlands

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Release Date:

August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apa és lánya See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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A bicycle wheel is seen turning round and round at the end of the closing credits. See more »

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The Danube Waves
Theme by Iosif Ivanovici (as Iosif Ivanivici)
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Moved to tears in 8 minutes
3 November 2002 | by grataylSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see this at an animation masterclass in Glasgow in 2001. Thankfully the lights were dimmed when they showed this so we could all cry in the dark.

A masterpiece that does not waste a single frame. Stylish and straight to the emotional nerve.

The feeling of longing in this short is almost suffocating. Longing is such a strong emotion that is not expressed often enough in cinema. If anyone in film can get half as close to true longing as "Father and Daughter" they will touch the audience for life.

People MUST see this. Someone out there - What about a compilation video of "10 Years of Animated Shorts Oscar Winners" Please?


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