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In 2007 a film called The Danish Poet won the Oscar for best animated short film. The film is set up as a love story, but is really just a meandering tale of how small things like a hungry goat, angry dogs, a slippery plank and a careless postman can change the course of someone’s life.

I love the simple pen and ink illustration, the easy, quirky story, and the narrator’s lilting voice.

And so, because everyone needs a break on a Monday, here’s an enjoyable 15 minute one, Scandinavian-style.

The Danish Poet was written, directed, and animated by Torill Kove, narrated by Liv Ullmann, and was a co-production of the National Film of Board of Cananda and Mikrofilm AS of Norway.

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