Her name is Paula. As day breaks over the waking city, she's already at work –
looking for clients as she walks a stretch of sidewalk in front of the corner
grocery store. She likes handing out dog treats and joining in kids’ games.
The grocer's son sees Paula as a reassuring mother figure, and he feels
emptiness whenever she is away.
Inspired by a real-life news item, director Dominic Etienne Simard paints a pulsating portrait of a mixed-use, working-class neighbourhood where young families cross paths with prostitutes, their interactions leaving unpredictable ripples in the motley fabric of urban life.
2011, 10 min 29 s
Also available in French
Special Award for Music Film/Music – for Music- with a cash prize of PLN 10,000 gross
Animator International Animation Festival
July 13 to 18 2013, Poznan - Poland
Best Animated Short
Canadian Screen Awards
March 3 2013, Toronto - Canada
Berlin-Brandenburg Short Award- Best Film- with a cash prize of € 6000
International Shortfilm Festival - Interfilm
November 13 to 18 2012, Berlin - Germany
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