Tsumiki no Ie / La Maison en Petits Cubes / The House of Small Cubes


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12 min. – Animation, Short, Drama

PLOT

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

VERDICT

A short, sweet, emotional drama with some solid metaphor. Time may take many things from us, it may give us many sorrows as well as happy memories. But it also teaches us to move on in life. As the old man dives underwater, he relives all the happy memories he had throughout his life. He may have wished to stay there and forever keep those in mind. He may have even wished to die, leaving behind all the sorrow and loneliness. But he decides to move on. He teaches us one of the most important things in life. Something which we must always keep in mind. No matter where we live or how old we are.

AWARDS

Won the Oscar for ‘Best Short-film, animated’ in 2009 and The Annecy Cristal in 2008.

Watch the film here: http://youtu.be/0V9BYAZP3yU

Oda Takes 1-Week Break Due to Illness


First volume of One Piece, released in Japan b...

The editorial department for Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Wednesday that the One Piece manga will be taking a week off because creator Eiichiro Oda has come down with a sudden illness.

This year’s 16th issue of the magazine, which will ship on Monday, will not include One Piece. However, the editorial department was unable to make the correction in time, and so the manga will still be listed in the issue’s table of contents. The staff apologized to readers, and added that the manga will return in the following issue on March 25.

Source: ANN