I know this short film by CalArts’ Madeline Sharafian has been making its rounds on the blogosphere, but it’s such a sweet piece. Even the bossa nova accompaniment (“Águas de Março” by Elis Regina) is soothing—the kind of music you’d switch on after coming home at the end of a long day. The animation is like Totoro meets Ratatouille, all wrapped up in love.
In Sharafian’s words,
I wanted to make something that focuses on how meaningful it is to make food for someone you love. My family’s lives practically revolve around cooking for each other, so it’s a theme that I’m deeply attached to.