The House of Small Cubes (2008, Japanese)
1 Jan 2013
: Kunio Katô (12 mins)
Reviews: RottenTomatoes (51%), IMDB (8.2), Wikipedia.
Watch online: YouTube.
Similar movies: anime, short, silent.
The movie won the Oscar for Best Animation Film in 2012.
An old man lives on the top floor of a tall building that is mostly submerged in water. As the water level rises, he builds another level to stay above water. One day, his favorite pipe falls into the water. He goes scuba diving to search for the pipe. Each room in the building reminds him of fond memories associated with that room.