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The Hat

1999 6 min
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A young woman works as an exotic dancer in a bar. She recalls an incident from her childhood in which she was physically abused by a male visitor. This inner journey brings back painful memories, including the obsessive image of a hat. Black-ink drawings, spare and rapidly executed, flow together in a succession of troubling and striking metamorphoses. The Hat is a tough, visceral experience. With naked honesty, animator Michèle Cournoyer invites the audience to share in the pain of a woman whose body is on display and whose soul is forever soiled. A film without words.

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A young woman works as an exotic dancer in a bar. She recalls an incident from her childhood in which she was physically abused by a male visitor. This inner journey brings back painful memories, including the obsessive image of a hat. Black-ink drawings, spare and rapidly executed, flow together in a succession of troubling and striking metamorphoses. The Hat is a tough, visceral experience. With naked honesty, animator Michèle Cournoyer invites the audience to share in the pain of a woman whose body is on display and whose soul is forever soiled. A film without words.
This work deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • direction
    Michèle Cournoyer
  • script
    Michèle Cournoyer
  • animation
    Michèle Cournoyer
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
  • editing
    Fernand Bélanger
  • original music
    Jean Derome
  • music - interpretation
    Fabienne Bélair
    Jean Derome
    Normand Guilbeault
    Joane Hétu
    Jean René
    Pierre Tanguay
    Rainer Wiens
  • sound design
    Fernand Bélanger
    Jean Derome
  • sound editing
    Esther Auger
  • foley
    Monique Vézina
  • foley assistant
    Martine Collin
  • sound recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Robert Langlois
  • recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • post-production coordination
    Andrée Delagrave
  • administration
    Maryse Chapdelaine
  • administration assistant
    Diane Régimbald
  • marketing officer
    Michèle Bélanger
  • assistant to the producer
    Francine Langdeau
  • producer
    Thérèse Descary
    Pierre Hébert

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