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Roll out the red carpet — again!

It’s an Oscar nomination for alumna Torill Kove’s animated short film Me and My Moulton
January 16, 2015
By Louise Morgan

Oscar-winning director, animator and alumna Torill Kove’s animated short has been nominated for a 2015 Academy Award.

Me and My Moulton tells the story of a seven-year-old girl who is often embarrassed by her loving yet unconventional parents.

She and her sisters ask for a bicycle — and expect to be disappointed.

In an interview for the Toronto Star, Kove said, “It’s confusing when you don’t have all the insights that you get later in life to realize your parents embarrass you but at the same time you really love them.”

The funny yet poignant film is inspired by Kove’s own childhood in 1960s Norway. It was co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

Torill Kove, BA 85 Torill Kove, BA 85, Oscar-winning director and animator | Credit: National Film Board of Canada

Her two earlier films were nominated for Academy Awards: My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts (1999) and The Danish Poet (2006), which won in the animated short category and also picked up a Genie Award.

Kove received a BA in urban studies from Concordia in 1985. After graduate studies at McGill University, she returned to Concordia to study animation at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. She has also taught at the school part-time.

As a student, she won Kodak Awards for her films All You Can Eat, Fallen Angel and Squash and Stretch. She has also contributed to various animated productions for the National Film Board of Canada and illustrated seven children’s books.

The Academy Awards ceremony will take place February 22.

Watch the trailer for Me and My Moulton:

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