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3.5
36 Ratings

My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts

Directed by Torill Kove
Norway, 1999
Animation, Biography, Short

Synopsis

Treating history as a fabric woven from personal stories, Torill Kove follows a thread of family history, embroidering it with playful twists along the way. In My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts, she imaginatively renders her grandmother’s life and work in Oslo, especially during World War II.

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My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts Directed by Torill Kove

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2000 | Nominee: Best Short Film, Animated

Norwegian International Film Festival

2000 | Winner: Best Norwegian Film of the Year (Silver Clod)