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Stephanie of Bonkers About Buttons points us to this most delightful stop motion short film with a cast created almost entirely of buttons.

Russian animator, Anastasia Zhuravlena created & directed this fabulous short film dedicated to all the buttons lost in the metro. The film features performances by all kinds of magnificent buttons; round ones, squares one, wooden ones, plastic ones, colourful ones and toggles. Starting with a rush-hour scene, where the trains are made from zips, the story unfolds of button love found on the escalator, love lost and love rediscovered. There are also some great little scenes of a button taken ill and then the usual drunken buttons on the last train home!

I particularly love the skein of embroidery floss that’s apparently a tour guide. This little film is worth watching several times, as you’ll find something new with each viewing.