Love is Just a Death Away poster

Love is Just a Death Away

Jsme si o smrt blíž
Bara Anna Stejskalova
Czechia 2020, 11 minutes    

A dog carcass, a dump, and beautiful moths high in the sky. This is the life of Steve, a parasite desperately looking for a soul mate. Unfortunately, all his attempts to be close to someone end in disappointment: The bird he saves from another dog dies; the rat that touches him dies; the cockroaches, pretending to be his friends, take everything from him but the last bone. Absolutely helpless in the skeleton of a former wearer, he almost loses his life under the wheels of an evil combine harvester, but at the last minute, the bird from the beginning of the story re-appears to save him. But it's not really the same one: Another parasite is now living inside the bowels of the dead bird. Steve has finally found his soul mate. Together, they pupate and soon fly off as moths into the night sky.

Love is Just a Death Away

2021 Méliès d’argent at

Fancine – Festival de Cine Fantástico de Málaga