Short of the Week

Action Louis Clichy

A Quoi Ca Sert L'amour? (Perils of Love)

The rocky road of love's many trials and tribulations told in a fast-paced and action-packed 4 minutes.

A Quoi Ca Sert L'amour? (Perils of Love)

Action about Love in Animation
Directed By Louis Clichy
Produced By Cube
Made In France

Yes, another short film on love. But, believe me, A Quoi Ca Sert L’amour? (Perils of Love) is well worth the four minutes. This wonderful short follows the ups and downs of a young couple. Even though I’m not completely convinced of all its erratic turn of events, I can’t help but love it anyway. Not at all different from the real thing.

This is a beautifully animated film that uses a clever combination of rough 2D ink drawings and some exhilarating 3D environments (the action shots are superb). The result is a great piece of cinema with sharp, cinematic movement and clean cut editing that makes Hollywood jealous.

Cube is a French production company that doubles as an animation studio that has produced a number of noncommercial short films. Their most recent short, Chicky, will be viewable soon.