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The End of Pinky

Directed by Claire Blanchet
Canada, 2013 (animation / fiction, 8 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "La fin de Pinky"
The End of Pinky
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"The End of Pinky revolves around three fallen angels seeking companionship and humanity in the shadows of the red-light district, in a mythic, magically realized Montreal. The survivor of traumatic childhood experiences recounted in heartbreakingly droll fashion, Johnny is a handsome thief who finds himself drawn to the fragile beauty he sees in Mia. Both have a soft spot for Johnny's sweet and hapless best friend, Pinky, who also happens to be Johnny's partner in crime. But when one of Pinky's endearing quirks sets off a tragicomic chain of events, Johnny plots revenge with seemingly amoral, methodical detachment. As he sets out on his grim mission, Johnny's chances of ever truly connecting with anyone -- including Mia, who reacts to him with a mix of hope and dread -- appear unlikely. Peopled with exquisitely conceived characters living on the margins of society, this dark yet whimsical story casts a clear eye on the frailty of human relationships. The film's hand-drawn pencil and pastel animation, rendered in stereoscopic 3D, conjures a seedy world whose sepia-toned palette evokes cheap whiskey and nicotine stains."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Claire Blanchet
Based on: "The End of Pinky," a short story by Heather O'Neill
Produced by: Michael Fukushima, Roddy McManus, David Verrall
Narrator: Heather O'Neill
Film Editing: Jelena Popovic
Music: Geneviève Levasseur
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
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