2007 | Animation | 17 min. | Canada

Madame Tutli-Putli boards the Night Train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past. She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As day descends into dark, she finds herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure. Adrift between real and imagined worlds, Madame Tutli-Putli confronts her demons and is drawn into an undertow of mystery and suspense. The National Film Board of Canada presents a stunning, stop-motion animated film that takes the viewer on an exhilarating existential journey. The film introduces groundbreaking visual techniques and is supported by a haunting and original score. Painstaking care and craftsmanship in form and detail bring to life a fully imagined, tactile world unlike any you have seen. Jungian thriller? Hitchcockian suspense? Artistic tour de force? The Night Train awaits you.

Directors statement

Канадская авторская короткометражная анимационная картина, создаваемая долгие пять лет усилиями Криса Лэвиса и Мацека Щербовски и удостоенная номинации на кинопремию «Оскар» в 2008 году.

Directors: Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski

Producer: Marcy Page

Studio: Clyde Henry Productions