The End of Pinky

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The End of Pinky
Directed by Claire Blanchet
Produced by Michael Fukushima
Screenplay by Claire Blanchet
Based on The End of Pinky
by Heather O'Neill
Starring Marc-André Grondin
Narrated by Heather O'Neill (English)
Marc-André Grondin (French)
Music by Geneviève Levasseur
Release dates
Running time
8 min 14 s
Country Canada
Language English/French

The End of Pinky is a 2013 stereoscopic National Film Board of Canada animated short directed by Claire Blanchet, based on a short story of the same name by Heather O'Neill. Described by the director as an "animated film noir set in a dream-like version of Montreal's Red Light District," the film is narrated in its English version by O'Neill and in French by Quebec actor Marc-André Grondin. Music for the film was composed by Genevieve Levasseur. O'Neill's story was originally published in the 2008 January–February edition of The Walrus. The film had its world premiere on September 11 in the Short Cuts Canada Programme of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[1][2][3]

In December 2013, The End of Pinky was named to the Toronto International Film Festival's annual top ten list, in the short film category.[4]


  1. ^ Leighton, Heather (9 September 2013). "The End of Pinky to premiere at TIFF". The Rover. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Silverstein, Melissa (11 September 2013). "TIFF Women Directors: Meet Claire Blanchet" (interview). Indiewire. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Animation Noir". Border Crossings (126). May 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "TIFF's Top 10 films of 2013 taps Enemy, The F Word, Gabrielle". CBC News. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 

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