A girl grows up, but within her there is always a deep longing for her missing father.
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. At the end of the film, in what appears to be a dream sequence, or perhaps the afterlife, they are reunited.
Father and Daughter is a 2000 Dutch animated short film, made by Michaël Dudok de Wit. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2001.
Initial release: 2000 (Netherlands)
Director: Michaël Dudok de Wit
Screenplay: Michaël Dudok de Wit
Music director: Normand Roger, Denis L. Chartrand
Nominations: Golden Calf for Best Short Film
20 awards and 1 nomination
Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated),
BAFTA Award for Best Short Animated Film
Grand Prix at World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb