If you’ve ever wondered what Versailles would be like if giant chickens took the place of humans, wonder no longer. This amazingly funny short film was included in last year’s Oscar animated short film compilation as a “highly commended short,” and ended up being one of my favorite films of all of them. I love all the sight gags here, and the build up to the chaotic climax was really well planned. A la Française is definitely worth the seven minutes it takes to watch, and should brighten up even the worst cases of New Year doldrums. Enjoy!