Le Noeud Cravate / The Necktie
Canada / 2008 / 12' 23''
Director: Jean-François Lévesque
Production: National Film Board of Canada
Distribution: National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Animation: Jean-François Lévesque, Luc Chamberland
Screenplay: Jean-François Lévesque
Editing: Natacha Dufaux
Music: Hugo Fleury
Sound: Marie-Claude Gagné
The Necktie is a story of Valentin and his compelling quest for the meaning of life. The film skilfully outlines the way this model employee's personality is effaced by futile work in a dead-end job that makes him forget his youthful pastimes. As his birthdays go by, boredom replaces hope and his old aspirations fade. When revolt emerges for a moment, it is quashed by despair.
FILMS FOR CHILDREN COMPETITION // ANIMAFEST 2010