Oscar-Winning Director Puts a Twist on Christmas in New Short Film (Exclusive Video)

Torill Kove’s “Redesigning Christmas” is an autobiographical vignette about an idiosyncratic holiday

The Norwegian-born, Canadian-based filmmaker Torill Kove won an Oscar seven years ago for her animated short “The Danish Poet,” a charming story about how her parents met. She’s back in the Oscar race this year with “Me and My Moulton,” which is on the 10-film shortlist in the animated short category, and which was nominated for an Annie Award as the year’s best short film.

The central character in “Me and My Moulton” is the daughter in a family of unconventional architects, and the film, Kove has admitted, is autobiographical. So is her new short, “Redesigning Christmas,” in which the “Moulton” characters make an encore appearance to describe a distinctly idiosyncratic approach to the holidays.

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Kove and the National Film Board of Canada are premiering “Redesigning Christmas” on TheWrap.

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