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Ma grand-mère repassait les chemises du roi

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La grand-mère de Torill Kove lui racontait souvent des histoires. L'une en particulier tournait autour du repassage des chemises du roi de Norvège. Et si ce détail insolite n'était que la pointe de l'iceberg? Peut-être avait-elle travaillé secrètement dans la résistance norvégienne...? ou avait-elle même pris la tête d'un mouvement de guérilla d'un genre nouveau! Tissant l'intrigue à partir de faits personnels, Torill Kove suit le fil d'une histoire familiale, qu'elle enjolive en chemin avec beaucoup de drôlerie. Elle rend de façon inventive la vie et le travail de sa grand-mère à Oslo, particulièrement pendant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale. Elle mêle avec brio et imagination les contes qu'elle lui racontait avec les événements historiques et la fantaisie et montre comment un épisode de la vie familiale peut atteindre au mythe.

2000, 10 min 02 s

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Award for Best Short Film Program given by the Children's Jury
Festival Internacional de Cine Para Ninos - La Matatena
August 14 to 19 2001, Mexico City - Mexico

Parent's Choice Award
International Children's Film Festival
February 2 to 11 2001, New York - USA

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Prize - Category: Early Education - with a cash prize of $3,000US
International Educational Program Contest Japan Prize
November 17 to 24 2000, Tokyo - Japan

Second Prize - Best animated film given by the Children's Jury
International Children's Film Festival
October 12 to 22 2000, Chicago - USA

Special Prize
International Animation Festival
August 24 to 28 2000, Hiroshima - Japan

Special Diploma - for funny and inventive approach for telling personal and historical story.
World Festival of Animated Films
June 21 to 25 2000, Zagreb - Croatia

Second Prize - Category : longer than 5 shorter than 15 minutes
Los Angeles Animation Competition / World Animation Celebration (Wacfest)
May 29 to June 4 2000, Los Angeles - USA

Award for Best Animation - with a cash prize of $500US
San Diego International Film Festival
May 18 2000, La Jolla - USA

Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Animation
Yorkton Film Festival
May 11 to 14 2000, Yorkton - Canada

Audience Award
Animerte dager - The Nordic and Baltic Animation Festival Fredrikstad
May 3 to 7 2000, Oslo - Norway

Honorable Mention
Animerte dager - The Nordic and Baltic Animation Festival Fredrikstad
May 3 to 7 2000, Oslo - Norway

Second Prize - Category: Animation (Tied with Ring of Fire by Andreas Hykade, Deutschland) with a cash prize of 5,000DM (2,500DM each film)
Filmfest - International Festival for Animation and Short Films
April 11 to 16 2000, Dresden - Germany

Award for Most Innovative Short Film or Video given by the Youth Jury (Ages 9+)
Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families
March 1 to 4 2000, Vancouver - Canada

Public Award - Category: Short Film (tied with Dobermann) - with a cash prize of 1250DM (625DM each film)
Week-end in Wurzburg
January 27 to 30 2000, Würzburg - Germany

Special Mention Award
International Film Festival
July 27 to August 5 1999, Reykjavik - Iceland

Honorable Jury Mention
Grimstad Norwegian Short Film Festival
June 10 to 15 1999, Oslo - Norway

Norwegian Playwrights Association Best Script Award - with a cash prize of 10,000 crowns (2,000$ Cdn)
Grimstad Norwegian Short Film Festival
June 10 to 15 1999, Oslo - Norway