A few days ago Spike Jonze, Simon Cahn and Olympia Le-Tan‘s stop-motion short Mourir Aupres de Toi (To Die By Your Side) surfaced online. It was first seen at last May’s Cannes Film Festival as some kind of partnership deal with Jonathan Caouette‘s Walk Away Renee. It’s set inside Shakespeare & Co., the old-time Paris book store.

One of the interesting things is that the Macbeth skeleton’s head looks like the skeleton of a cat’s head.

This is one of the most overtly carnal stop-motion shorts I’ve ever seen. Particularly due to a couple of hand gestures made by the red-haired vampire girl.

Here’s a “making of” short that appeared last April.