In case you may have missed it, a French animated short film about an artist’s struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease was nominated for an Oscar for best Animated Short Film at this year’s Academy Awards. As an artist sinks further into dementia, his world begins to appear more like oil paintings that become more abstract as his condition worsens. It is beautifully artistic and has a compelling real-life experience.
The film took nine months to make and features uniquely styled puppets evoking the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh, Alberto Giacometti and Edward Hopper. Hopefully, the full animated short film will be available for mass viewing in the near future.