Torill KoveCanada / Norway8 minutes2017ColourNo dialogue
View Threads during the Short Animation Spotlight event.
In this spellbinding hand-drawn odyssey by the celebrated Oscar-winning animator Torill Kove, a bustling urban habitat becomes an enchanting web of human connection. Threads explores how fundamental attachment is to the experience of being human.
Torill Kove is an award-winning director, animator, and illustrator. She was born and raised in Norway and now lives in Montreal with her family. She obtained a master's degree in Urban Planning at McGill University and later studied animation at Concordia University, where she won the Kodak Student Award for her films All You Can Eat, Fallen Angel, and Squash and Stretch. Torill made her directorial debut with My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts (99), which was nominated for an Academy Award. Her other films include The Danish Poet (06), which won the Oscar for Best Animated Short as well as a Genie Award, and Me and My Moulton (15), which won Best Animated Short at the Canadian Screen Awards and was also nominated for an Academy Award. Threads (17) is her latest short film.