55 Socks – 55 Chausettes – 55 Sokken

55 Socks, Co Hoedeman, animation, stop motionDutch girl on bicycle

This program is rated: Not recommended for young children. 55 Socks director Oscar winner Co Hoedeman Based on a poem by Marie Jacobs, the animated short pays tribute to the ingenuity of the Dutch people during a dark period of their history – the winter of hunger in 1944-45. It’s the closing months of the war in occupied Holland and some women unravel a beautiful bedspread in order to knit 55 socks to barter for food. Reaching back into his childhood memories, Hoedeman has made a simple, poetic film of rare beauty.

Music by Chiwawa.

An international co-production with Coconino Netherlands and The National Film Board of Canada


Screening at the following festivals:

Netherlands Film Festival – Nederlands Film Festival

International Premiere

September 23, 2011

Ottawa International Animation Festival

North American Premiere

This program is rated: Not recommended for young children

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