Father and Daughter (2000)

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Father and Daughter is a 2000 Dutch animated short film directed by Michael Dudok de Wit which received an Oscar.

A father says goodbye to a daughter and leaves. She spends all her life and eventually dies and reunites with him in afterlife. It’s a sweet film with a wonderful ending, but I feel that ‘Bunny’ did the similar afterlife thing earlier and much better. This one is solid, but not Oscar-worthy.

As is the case with Michael Dudok de Wit’s ‘The Red Turtle’ too, this film is silent and artistic with an emphasis on visuals instead of story and characterization. I do not like that approach and the animation itself is quite solid, but not my cup of tea. The score is very good, the tone is interesting and the film is moving for sure. It just wasn’t as deep as it wanted to be.

Father and Daughter definitely is moving and well made, but not as deep as it should have been and overall far from great.

My Rating – 3.5

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