Perhaps We’re All Originally From Denmark: Short Film of the Week
This week’s SFW selection is much different from Rejection (though both are hand-drawn illustrations, my personal preference). The Danish Poet by Torill Kove won the Oscar in 2006, though I stumbled upon it in 2008 as an extra on a dvd of nominated shorts. I hardly ever go digging around in the special features section, but that day I did. What if I had never clicked on that menu? What if I’d never seen this lovely story of fate and muses and Scandanavian families and poets who write better when happy, not sad? The film is narrated by Liv Ullman, the muse of Ingmar Bergman, and it makes me tear up every time I watch it. I’m a sap, I know. Watch and see if you are too.