La Maison En Petits Cubes

La Maison En Petits Cubes, also known as House of Small Cubes, is one of the nominations for Best Short Film (Animated) at the Academy Awards 2009. The 12 minute film, shot by Japanese director Kunio Kato, tells the story of an old man adapting his life in a world gradually flooding with water.

Man looks through window in La Maison En Petits Cubes

We’re introduced to the memories of an old man whose life has been spent building higher and higher to cope with the rising water levels.

Click on the image below to play the a sample of the film in YouTube


Animation was designed by director Kunio Kato via Robot Communications, Tokyo, with producers Kusakabe Masanori and Yuko Shin