La Maison en Petits Cubes won Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2009.

10 thoughts on “La Maison en Petits Cubes

  1. I’ll watch this one as soon as I get the chance.

    Based on your remarks, you don’t seem particularly impressed with the film. Anything in particular that turned you off?

    For my part, I hope it won an Oscar for its entertainment value (unlikely) and not because it’s the sort of pretentious arthouse drivel that Academy voters tend to indulge in (which was probably the case – although I’ll reserve judgement until after I see it).

    1. Yes, I am not impressed with it. Nothing turned me off really – it’s just nothing turned me on. I guess that’s because I’ve seen and read too many similar stories…

      It won Oscar because people would think bad about the Academy if it gave the award to light-hearted Oktapodi 😛

      Sometimes people produce masterpieces (Oscar 2000), other times, they waste time and money (not implying that La Maison en Petits Cubes was a waste though).

  2. To offer a different viewpoint for those wondering whether to watch Maison or not, I thought it was a masterpiece. There is no pretentious intent, just a beautiful piece of art that beautifully complements a beautiful piece of story. And it’s only 12 minutes long, so why not try this film today! You really can’t lose (/ends the commercial)

    1. That’s a nice promotional message 🙂

      Yes, unlike Maison Ikkoku, it’s only 12 minutes long 😛 I agree that people should watch the film and make their own conclusions.

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