Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side)

Stop-motion, felt and Spike Jonze all have a special place in my soul. So when I stumbled upon Jonze’s new tragicomic stop-motion animation, I watched it over and over again. The story takes place on an enchanting shelf in Parisian bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. A breath-taking location—perfect for a tragic, lustful animation with a happy ending. The project sprung to life after Jonze requested a Catcher in the Rye embroidered piece to put on his wall from epic designer Olympia Le-Tan. Le-Tan asked for a film in return. 3,000 hand-cut pieces and six months later, voila!

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