Madame Tutli-Putli

Madame Tutli-Putli

The NFB’s 70th Oscar®-nominated film.

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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Best Narrative Short Animation (under 35 minutes) 2007

Albert Ohayon
From the playlist: Ottawa International Animation Festival Award Winners

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  • story
    Chris Lavis
    Maciek Szczerbowski
  • direction
    Chris Lavis
    Maciek Szczerbowski
  • special visual effects
    Jason Walker
  • puppets
    Chris Lavis
    Maciek Szczerbowski
  • sets
    Chris Lavis
    Maciek Szczerbowski
  • animation
    Chris Lavis
    Maciek Szczerbowski
  • choreography
    Laurie Maher
  • digital compositing
    Peter George
  • production assistance
    Kim Billing
    Nikki Woolsey
    Jonathan McCurley
    Eric Goulem
  • costumes
    Lea Carlson
    Laurie Maher
  • character models
    Laurie Maher
    Eric Goulem
    Tao Jiang
    Terry Yasunaka
    Maciek Szczerbowski
    Chris Lavis
  • sound design
    David Bryant
  • foley
    David Bryant
    Olivier Calvert
  • music direction
    Jean-Frédéric Messier
    David Bryant
  • sound editing
    Olivier Calvert
  • assistant sound design
    Gordon Krieger
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • digital imaging consultation
    Susan Gourley
    Pierre Plouffe
  • off-line conform
    Jason Lee
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • technical coordination
    Julie Laperrière
    Richard Lesage
  • marketing
    Hélène Tanguay
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
  • production coordinator
    Elaine Largie
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Marcy Page

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  • krishandsmit


    krishandsmit, 15 Oct 2018
  • 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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