Thursday, 3 June 2010


This animated film paints a vivid portrait of two strangers intimately linked by the shared ceilings, floors and plumbing of their apartments. When an unexpected problem arises, these comfortable connections are compromised. Wendy Tilby uses a painstaking animation process involving painting on glass and stop-action filming. Strings is a film as beautiful as it is haunting. Without words.
Strings was nominated for an Academy Award. It was Wendy's second major film, her first Table of Contents has also been featured here and possesses a not dissimilar theme. Wendy graduated from the University of Victoria before attending the Emily Carr Institute of Art. She has taught at Concordia University in Montreal and more recently at Harvard University. Her When the Day Breaks (also featured here) with Amanda Forbis was also Oscar nominated in 1999.

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