Death is a release from life, of all its wonders, colours and attachments.
This short film was made as a response to the death of a friend to cancer. With poetic, hand-drawn animation, textured watercolour gradients, the Taiwanese animator Min Liu shares the complex range of sentiments that we all feel when confronted with death.
From early childhood memories of death, to the spirited years of adulthood on the cusp of life, her meditation on life and death reads like an open letter to her friend, as she folds paper cranes in symbolic acceptance and emotional release.
Min Liu’s film has travelled to the Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, and the NYC Metropolitan Area College Computer Animation Festival.