Norsk filminstitutt

The animated short Who’s daughter are you? portrays the childhood of director Astrid Aakra and her mother in a village on the west coast of Norway. Her father died early, and the mother and daughter struggle to fit in. They become ostracized, and this puts a substantial mark on their relationship. It evolves to a troublesome mix of contempt, shame, loyalty and love. Told in a humorous, yet sensitive style with an aim to understand, the director confronts herself, her mother and the narrow-minded environment that affected them so profoundly.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2021
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2022-06-15
Release date (international):
2022-06-03
Production company:
Big Spoon Animation AS
Producer:
Turid Rogne
Astrid A. Aakra

Director

  • Astrid A. Aakra

    Astrid Aakra (b. 1960) studied art history at the University. In addition she has also attended art school, and was educated as a producer through NRK (the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation). She has worked as a journalist, newspaper cartoonist, TV producer and illustrator. Since the early nineties she has directed several shorts, as well as the TV-series Kutoppen (2007). Amongst many other things, she also worked as an animator on the Academy Award winning The Danish Poet (2006).

    Astrid A. Aakra

Crew

Director:
Astrid A. Aakra
Screenplay:
Astrid A. Aakra

Technical information

Genre:
Animation
Format:
DCP 2k
Length in mins:
20'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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