The indie animation blog Hydrocephalic Bunny informs about a very interesting looking new stop motion short out of the National Film Board of Canada called Madame Tutli-Putli. It debuts at International Critics’ Week in Cannes later this month, and will screen at Annecy next month. The official NFB site has more details about the 17-minute film, as well as video interviews with the filmmakers and a trailer. The clips from the film are dripping with a tense menacing atmosphere and the art direction appears to be superb. It’s hard to tell if the storytelling holds up to the level of the visuals, but this is a film that I’m definitely excited about checking out.
Madame Tutli-Putli is directed by Montreal-based filmmakers Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, who are principals in the graphic arts studio Clyde Henry. Amazingly enough, this is the first professional film from the duo, who wrote, animated and directed the film entirely by themselves. If it’s any indication of things to come, these guys promise to be a real force to reckon with in the animation world.