National Film Board of Canada Collection
A masterfully illustrated exploration of the beauty and complexity of parental love.
In Torill Kove's delicate and moving story, a woman joins her peers to grasp for threads dangling from the sky, each representing an unknown opportunity. Our protagonist snags a particularly special looking thread and is whisked away on an adventure.
She flies across the city and the countryside and comes down gently to meet her fate. Holding the other end of the thread is an infant girl. A mother-daughter connection is born.
As love and trust grow, the thread shared between mother and daughter is pulled and stretched across new experiences, until finally, it must be broken so that the daughter can go out on her own. However, both mother and daughter keep a part of the thread that brought them together. The love in their hearts will never truly let them be separated.
Adapted from the National Film Board animation of the same name, Kove's beautiful and touching portrayal of the loving bond shared by a mother and daughter was named one of the 10 best films at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Threads is a perfect keepsake for any mother-daughter relationship, and a perfect gift for Mother's Day.
In the tradition of the NFB's creative and innovative storytelling on film comes the National Film Board of Canada Collection: a series of celebrated animated films, documentary films and media projects adapted for the printed page.
Whether discovering a much-loved classic for the first time or interacting with a favorite film in a new and exciting way, readers will be delighted with the thought-provoking stories and inventive presentations of the National Film Board of Canada Collection.
Torill Kove is an Academy Award-winning animator (The Danish Poet) whose films include the critically acclaimed Me and My Moulton and My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts, which was published in 2017 as part of the launch of the National Film Board of Canada Collection. Kove works and lives in Montreal.