Short Film Watch: Oktopodi

All this talk over the weekend about Paul, the psychic octopus, made us think that maybe there's something about the intelligence level of your average cephalopod that we're under estimating. Take Oktopodi for example. The brain child of a group of student filmmakers, several of whom worked on recent US smash, Despicable Me, this short tale of eight-legged love sees two Octopi fighting against a chef for the right to live. Not only is the film rather hilarious and charming but it is also an Oscar nominee, losing out only to festival darling La maison en petits cubes at the 2009 awards. You see, they've kept it a secret for a while, but every so often, something of the true Octopus seeps out.

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