In the dismal future of NYC an old man, weary of life, gets sent a letter form the government telling him to clear out his digital existence from the technologically cluttered world before ... See full summary »
| Euthanasia is a dramatically compelling short about whether memories are worth preserving
This is a short directed and co-written by Gabriel Miller. Told mostly in still photographs, the narrator is the son (or so it seems, I wasn't too sure) of an old man as he then plays him when telling of his last days of living as this old man is sent to a monitor room where he is to delete from a computer his memories of his life. This old man thinks of a day in the park with his wife and when they were on a bench and while embracing his wife, he sees a beautiful woman across from him, wife's back turned away, and thinks of what he'd say or do before she leaves, never to return. He wonders if that was the point in his life when things became too mundane for him though he does seem glad for the legacy of having that wife and a now-grown daughter as well. I'll stop there and just say this was quite a dramatically compelling narrative that had me riveted from beginning to end. So on that note, Euthanasia is highly recommended.