Madame Tutli-Putli

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This stop-motion animated film takes viewers on an exhilarating existential journey into the fully imagined, tactile world of Madame Tutli-Putli. As she travels alone on the night train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past, she faces both the kindness and menace of strangers. Finding herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure, adrift between real and imagined worlds, Madame Tutli-Putli confronts her demons.

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Chris Lavis
Maciek Szczerbowski
Chris Lavis
Maciek Szczerbowski
Chris Lavis
Maciek Szczerbowski
Chris Lavis
Maciek Szczerbowski
Laurie Maher
Lea Carlson
Laurie Maher
sound design
David Bryant
David Bryant
music direction
Jean-Frédéric Messier
David Bryant
sound editing
Olivier Calvert
Olivier Calvert
Serge Boivin
Jean Paul Vialard
executive producer
David Verrall
Marcy Page


  • WilliamD

    “Adored it. ” — WilliamD, 4 Aug 2014

  • DaneeGurl

    “very beautifully done!” — DaneeGurl, 1 May 2012

  • redoak

    “So well done!!! Very scary!!!” — redoak, 27 Apr 2012

  • enigmaticeasteregg

    “Fantastic animation, both in its technical finesse and its beautiful and imaginative portrayal of nebulous concepts.” — enigmaticeasteregg, 26 Mar 2012

  • jeffasaki

    “great film now i know what sigorny weavers and suzanne sarandons daughter would look like. but really a truly beautiful PEACE of art” — jeffasaki, 28 Dec 2011

  • earthrat

    “this is a gorgeous, dark film with exquisite characters who looked real and their expressions were so apt...the dark figures that came later were deliberately kept a secret...many secrets...many dreams...were they real or not??? Thank you, NFB!” — earthrat, 16 Dec 2011

  • johannamay

    “hauntingly beautiful, visually brilliant.” — johannamay, 7 Dec 2011

  • Moonlink

    “Marvelous ! Brilliant !” — Moonlink, 24 Sep 2011

  • sjbosch56

    “I didn't know that stop action could look so smooth and fluid. This is amazing!” — sjbosch56, 14 May 2011

  • justbeme

    “Just a moth in the journey of life? Travel light!” — justbeme, 6 Apr 2011


    “Her face,eyes and her demeanor had me captivated and her little hat as well. Great annimation!! the adventure I felt was so realistic. Thank you!!” — CARNELIAN, 10 Mar 2011

  • “Um animação de extrema sensibilidade poética e psicanalítica!” — FELIPEBRASIL, 23 Nov 2010

  • kimcinvan

    “through the adversities of life........ if i choose to try, i can find beauty & something to be grateful for. well done !!!” — kimcinvan, 2 Nov 2010

  • Lacroixdupont

    “I didn't understand, what happened to her in the end” — Lacroixdupont, 30 Apr 2010

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