Torill KoveCanada / Norway8 minutes2017PGColourNo 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

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.

Additional Credits

Torill Kove
Production Company
Mikrofilm AS, National Film Board of Canada
Lise Fearnley, Tonje Skar Reiersen, Michael Fukushima
Torill Kove
Simen Gengenbach
Original Score
Kevin Dean
Primary Publicity
National Film Board of Canada
International Sales Agent
National Film Board of Canada