The House of Small Cubes by Kunio Katō

2008, 12mins 7s

film without words

La Maison en Petits Cubes (The House of Small Cubes) is a short animation film written and directed by Kunio Katō with music by Kenji Kondo that has won the Annecy Cristal Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2008 and the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film 2009.

As his town is flooded by water, an aged widower is forced to add additional levels onto his home in order to stay dry. But when he accidentally drops his favorite smoking pipe into the lower submerged levels of his home, his search for the pipe eventually makes him relive scenes from his eventful life.

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