Paper War is a six minute stop-motion animated short created by a team of students from the Communication University of China, including writer and director Zhe Zhang. The short tells the story of two hand-drawn boys who fight over a hand-drawn girl. To meet this girl, they must both travel across a real-life room via pieces of paper.
Paper Diaosi* living in a white paper world always has nothing to do. One day, he sees an amazing beauty living on the opposite side of his building. When he is about to propose, the second Paper Diaosi shows up, it makes him furious. In order to get the beauty’s love, the two Paper Diaosi begin to fight each other. Time pasts every second. The beauty starts to lose patients. Who will win her love?
*Diaosi is Chinese for someone who is young, poor, miserable but never loses hope for a better life.
video via Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival