Les Abeilles Domestiques

2017, Alexanne Desrosiers, Canada, 2 min.

Usually it's not a good sign when a film opens with death walking in the door; however, in this wry short, the appearance of the Grim Reaper (who exits again as quickly as he arrived) is just one of several intersecting stories that unfold within the hive-like confines of the film's tranquil universe. Deftly playing with narrative structure - while challenging the viewer to keep up - "Les Abeilles domestiques" is a masterful exercise in "deconstruction" that's both extremely clever and highly entertaining.