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A dialogue-free ink-on-paper short by east London based animator Elizabeth Hobbs, based on the Grimm Brothers’ ‘The Fisherman And His Wife’.

As in the original fairytale, an enchanted flounder offers to improve a fisherman’s life in exchange for sparing his own but – again and again –  both are thwarted by the outrageous, spiralling demands of the fisherman’s wife.

Of course, it’s all a metaphor, and if you watch closely in the final minute, you’ll see what for.