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In This Oscar-Nominated Short, it's Kinda Tough Having Architects for Parents

It may have gone un-fêted at the Oscars on Sunday, but Norwegian director Torill Kove's film, "Me and My Moulton," which was nominated in the Best Animated Short Film category, is so charming that it deserves a little more time in the sun. The film follows a seven-year-old girl who is deeply uncomfortable with the strange profession chosen by both of her parents. They are modernist architects, and subject their young children to three-legged designer chairs that keep falling over, elegant bikes that are difficult to ride, but worst of all: their father has the only moustache in town.

In addition to "Me and My Moulton," Tove released another hilarious short film called "Five Sure Signs Your Parents Were Architects," which explores the impact that being surrounded by clean lines and flat roofs can have on a child. Both films are below:

Me and My Moulton (Trailer) from National Film Board of Canada on Vimeo.

5 SURE SIGNS YOUR PARENTS WERE ARCHITECTS from Mikrofilm AS on Vimeo.

· Oscar-Nominated Film Captures Life with Modernist Architect Parents [Arch Daily]
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