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Directed by Wendy Tilby
Canada, 1991 (animation, 10 minutes, colour)
Also known as "Cordes"
Image: © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"This film paints a vivid portrait of two strangers intimately linked by the shared ceilings, floors and plumbing of their apartments. When an unexpected and pressing problem arises, however, these comfortable connections are compromised. Produced using a painstaking animation process that involves painting on glass and stop-action filming, Strings is a film as beautiful as it is haunting. Film without words."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Wendy Tilby
Produced by: David Verrall, Douglas MacDonald, Barrie McLean
Animation: Wendy Tilby
Music: Chris Crilly
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada

Award won by Strings

Notes about Strings


Quote by the Director

"I was just interested in the idea of living in apartments and the idea of intimacy and how—you know, if you live in an apartment building and you can hear the sounds of your next-door neighbour, you know their routines. And yet, you might run into each other on the front of the building or in the elevator or something and you barely say hello. That dichotomy was kind of interesting. So I always wanted to do something to do with that."
-- Wendy Tilby (source)

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