My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts

My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts

My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts is an animated ten minute short of a woman telling the story of her grandmother’s life in Norway. Most of the way it is realistic with some whimsical touches, but eventually becomes fantasy as she imagines her grandmother playing a most peculiar role in the resistance to the Nazis.

The style is mostly appealing to me. The animation, sound effects, and narration are lighthearted and fun.

But as far as the substance, it didn’t elicit much more than a shrug from me. I’m not sure what the point is of the fantasy part. I mean, I guess it’s just to celebrate the Norwegian resistance to the Nazis, but this particular way of doing so didn’t really connect with me.

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