The arrival of a new year gives individuals a chance to re-evaluate their place in life, in a bid to tackle the common felt modern malaise. In Lost Cubert the protagonist is the exaggerated embodiment of this disillusionment as he attempts to escape his dystopian office job.

In this speech-free, Kafka-esque narrative, the metaphor of attrition via monotony powers this short. Through an adroit use of 2D and 3D modelling and the endless, repetitive clicking sounds of the computer keyboard, Lost Cubert’s disjointed, haunting and unsettling narrative consumes. It’s The Office as imagined by Jean Paul Sartre.

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DIRECTOR: Felix Fischer, Jim Schmidt, and Carolin Schramm

WRITERS: Felix Fischer, Jim Schmidt, and Carolin Schramm

SYNOPSIS: Cubert’s life is determined by work. Endless repetitions of the same tasks, dull routines, a perfect construction of monotony. Suddenly he is wrenched out of his daily grind and is confronted with a seemingly inescapable system. His quest for an exit leads him deep into a labyrinth of monotony – and to the bounds of his sanity.