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The Hedge of Thorns


Directed by Anita Killi
Norway, 2002
Animation, Short


Two children play together every day until they get separated by a war that brings their respective communities into conflict. They don’t understand what’s going on. When the war is over they meet again.

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The Hedge of Thorns Directed by Anita Killi

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2002 | Special Mention: Best Short Film (Crystal Bear)

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival

2003 | Winner: Prize of the Children's Short Film Competition (5-12 Years of Age Program)

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