Filmmaker Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Where the Wild Things Are) commissioned handbag designer Olympia Le-Tan to create a Catcher in the Rye embroidery for him. She asked him to collaborate on a film in return. They collaborated with French director Simon Cahn and spent six months writing a script, then animating 3,000 pieces of felt. Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side), set inside the famous Parisian bookstore, Shakespeare and Company, is the result. It features a skeleton, his lover, and some famous book covers that spring to life.
Via Open Culture