Life is Beautiful
Ben Brand / 9 min / Netherlands / 2014
Our short of the week this week is taking out by the talented Ben Brand and animation studio Fube.
Life is Beautiful takes us on the journey of the little man Anton who may be done with life, but life ain’t done with Anton.
Splendidly animated, the film finds a elegant aesthetic to show the world Anton inhabits, delivering a rather interesting take on what after-life might look like. The story which can be dry weaves kooky and supernatural themes with melancholic and tragicomic scenes, which let the viewer meditate on how we experience our own surroundings and place in life.
Trigger Warning: This piece contains suicide and themes that deal with death.