Social media has introduced a whole host of new phenomena into mainstream culture since it rose to prominence. Some are rather silly. And some - such as the continued life of individual social media profiles after the death of their owners - are considerably more serious. and it's that latter phenomenon that Argentinian director Andres Borghi addresses in his short film Alexia.
The story revolves around a young man dealing with the emotional repercussions of his ex-girlfriend's death, an emotional tie he struggles to shake loose thanks in part to his ongoing connection to her social profiles. And when he tries to sever that tie ... well, it's not as simple as you might think.
This is smart, effective stuff. Turn the lights down low and the volume up high and then check it out below.