Anton is a little man, literally and metaphorically. Tired of the world ignoring him, he decides that there’s nothing else to do with his life but end it…
This is a lovely animation, with a perfect, understated soundtrack. Writer/Director Ben Brand sums up in less than four minutes all the tribulations of Anton’s life, and how they led him to his decisive moment. I think all of us, at times, have felt internally what Anton experiences externally, and I like how Brand turned those emotions into these literal images of helplessness and insignificance. He’s also come up with one of the coolest theories of the afterlife that I’ve seen. Yay Anton!
Life is Beautiful premiered at the Dutch Film festival in 2013. Directed by Ben Brand, written by Ben Brand and Ilse Ott.
Length: 8 minutes, 37 seconds.