La Puppé

A stuffed animal dog sits on the shoulder of a “real life” Golden Retriever. The same dog plush toy looks up from a hand of playing cards. A woman dressed in sunglasses, a dark coat, and a fur hood looks down. The same dog plush toy lies on its side on a road, with the shadow of a street sign next to it.

This is the story of a tortured soul, marked by an image from his youth...

The Short

A gentle parody and loving homage to Chris Marker's classic 1962 short La Jetée, LA PUPPÉ is also a tale of loss, fate and man's reckless appetite for self-destruction—but with more jokes. Told in a series of starkly lit black-and-white still photographs, LA PUPPÉ features a surprisingly nuanced performance from Marty, the patriarch of the French New Wave Plush-Toy movement and the leading inanimate object working in film today.

Filmmaker Bio

Timothy Greenberg

A profile portrait of Timothy Greenberg, deep in thought, his cheek resting against his hand.

Greenberg’s award-winning films have screened at numerous festivals, and have aired nationally on both IFC and PBS. He has written feature screenplays; directed national commercial spots; edited documentaries for Bill Moyers; was one of the founders of Lume, Inc., a special-effects software company; and co-wrote and co-directed the live-action segments of Riven: The Sequel to Myst, the worldwide top-selling CD-ROM game of 1997 and 1998. He graduated from Dartmouth College with high honors in film studies.

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