In a universe where people are seeking connections with others, a woman and a small child are brought together as mother and daughter. Inside the bubble of the mother’s protection, the child learns about love and trust, and ultimately how to form her own attachments.
She was born (1958) and raised in Norway but now lives with her family in Montreal, Canada. In 2000 her first short film My Grandmother Ironed the King´s Shirts was nominated for an Oscar (Academy Award). Torill's breakthrough as a director came when she won the Oscar for her next short film The Danish Poet in 2007. In addition to directing and animating, Torill has also written and illustrated several children's books.