by Emmanuel Ollivier
A sister and a brother, each walking their small potted tree, come across a parrot and a reclining statue. The brother decides to plant his tree, while the sister goes on a trip with hers.
I'm often a critic of short film animations, as so many are plot-starved and seem obsessed with visuals as if story is practically an irrelevant afterthought. But I loved this one. I leave it feeling as if basic kindness is a formula for positive karma and a life of joyous adventure.