Le Chapeau

by Michèle Cournoyer

2000 Selection

CANADA 2000 07′

Short Film

A young woman works as an erotic dancer in a bar. The customer's hats remind her of a man she knew as a child, who also wore a hat. The man entered her bedroom and defiled her.
The hat becomes for her an overwhelming, invasive obsession, constantly resurfacing in a rapid and inplacable succession of metamorphoses. Animator Michèle Cournoyer uses black ink on white paper to illustrate this painful tale.