Film info

  • Danish Title: HAVETS SANG
  • English Title: SONG OF THE SEA
  • Release: 1993
  • Running Time: 27 min.
  • Category: Short film / Animation
  • Audience: Children 6+
  • Language: Danish
  • Format: 35mm / 1:1.66 / Stereo
  • Director: Jannik Hastrup
  • Screenplay: Bent Haller
  • Composer: Palle Mikkelborg
  • Producer: Marie Bro
  • Production: Dansk Tegnefilm (DK)
  • Support From: The Danish Filminstitute, Statens Filmcentral, Undervisningsministeriets Mediekontor, Cartoon
  • International Sales: Dansk Tegnefilm 2 ApS
  • Filmsite DFI: DFI

Havets sang (1993)

Song of the sea

Silke just loves water. She loves to bathe and to swim like a fish. As a matter of fact, she only feels fit and well when she is in the water. This is because she has an eczema which gives her a nasty itching. Her father and mother are worried about her and brings her to the doctor’s, who finds that she is an allergic.

But strange things happen, and a dolphin, a dog and an old, long ago deceased pirate-grandfather emerges in the story.

This is because Silk is not like other children – especially not when she hears the song from the sea.

“Song from the Sea” is based on the book Silke written by Bent Haller in 1991 – it is a poetic and fine animation for children at the age from six years.

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