Bold colors, post-impressionist style and drama. With these style characteristic of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh's paintings are endowed the animated short film "Memorable" made by British filmmaker Bruno Collet. It is a story about the interconnectedness of art and life, it is two husbands' story told about their relationships, love, old age and human pain. The film shows how the main character, Louis, tries to overcome real pain and death through art (Louis is an artist). Louis suffers from a disease called dementia. It is a degradation of mental functions that occurs especially in old age. From the very beginning of the film it becomes clear that the character is gradually losing his sense of reality, it is hard for him to comprehend the world around him, his wife and even himself, when he is amazed to see his reflection in the mirror. Next to him is his wife, Michelle. In the film, the image of a woman is emphasized by her patient attitude toward her husband. Perhaps it is a reflection of the character's inner suffering, realizing that her husband will someday forget about herself, which at some point really happens. Interestingly, both the paintings and Louis's canvases are painted in oil, reminding Van Gogh's style. The used animation tricks (stop-motion animation, puppet and computer animation) give the characters more depth and emotion. The accompanying music in the film also completes the drama of the history. Doctor's character, which talks to Louis, is similar to the sculpture "Pointing man" created by 20th century Swiss sculptor, painter Alberto Giacometti. Used stop-motion animation helps to emphasize the reality-film distance. It not only makes the story more powerful, but also increase its target group։ the film can watch both children and adults. An animated film succeeds if the film's idea and content are directly followed by the structural features. In this case it seems to have been received.   However there are some moments in the film, when the artificiality of the animation prevents viewers to focus on the story. For example, characters' eyes almost don't move, which slightly weakens the impact of the film. The director also used black humor to emphasize the drama of the characters. Louis makes jokes while talking to the doctor about his disease, at the same time not perceiving the telephone on the table as a subject. The final part gives a singularity to the film, when Louis is dancing with a transparent, unknown woman created from small crystals. This trick helps to understand and reveal the tragedy of the hero's personal life. After all, in real life, he no longer receives love from his wife. Perhaps the hero, despite losing his sense of reality because of illness, may at some point be aware of the tragedy that befell him. It becomes even more apparent when the hairdresser sees a pistol in Louis' eye, and Luis fixes it on his head. In the twelve-minute film, the director presents a compelling story of life. However, the viewer is not much aware of the heroes' thoughts and memories, the characters remain incomplete. Their lives seem to consist of those twelve minutes. Maybe if viewers could get acquainted Louis and Michelle's life through their memories, like a small part from their together life, it would be easier to recognize and understand the characters' traits.   Anna Kostanyan