World Premiere of Madame Tutli-Putli at the International Critics' Week

    Jungian thriller? Hitchcockian suspense? Artistic tour de force?

    The night train awaits you. First stop Cannes!

    MONTREAL, April 26 /CNW/ - It was announced today in Paris that the
National Film Board of Canada's animated short Madame Tutli-Putli will be part
of the official selection at the 46th International Critics' Week (May 17- 25)
at Cannes.
    International Critics' Week is the first parallel section of the Cannes
Film Festival. It was conceived to showcase the work of new filmmakers from
all over the world. The NFB is proud to present Madame Tutli-Putli a stunning,
stop-motion animated film that takes the viewer on an exhilarating existential
journey. The emotive film is avant-garde in its use of puppet animation. Shot
in Toronto by the dynamic filmmaking duo Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski,
who are now based in Montreal.

    About the filmmakers
    Madame Tutli-Putli is Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski's first
professional film. In addition to their role as filmmakers, Chris and Maciek
wear many hats-as animators, sculptors, collage artists, screenplay writers
and art directors. Madame Tutli-Putli is produced by Marcy Page. David Verrall
is executive producer; both have worked on numerous NFB Oscar-winning
productions; most recently Ryan and The Danish Poet.

    About the NFB
    The National Film Board of Canada produces and distributes bold and
distinctive social issue documentaries, auteur animation and digital content
that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. Since its founding
in 1939, the NFB has created over 12,000 productions and won over 5000 awards,
including over 90 Genie Awards. The NFB also received its 12th Academy
Award (R) this year for the animated short The Danish Poet, directed by Torill
Kove and co-produced by Norway's Mikrofilm AS and the NFB. The NFB is renowned
for its technical innovations and is a leader in content for new platforms.
For more information about the NFB or to order films, go to (less
than) than) or call 1-800-267-7710.

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For further information: Press contacts NFB Canada: Pat Dillon Moore,, (514) 283-9411, Cell: (514) 206-1750; Alia Quart Khan,, (514) 283-9433, Cell: (514) 755-2591; Press Contact NFB-
France: Laurette Monconduit,, Tel. : +33 1 40 24 08 25,
Cell: + 06 09 56 68 23

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