The video The Thread (2015, 15 minutes) follows a love story between two lifesize punk puppets, operated in Japanese Bunraku theater style by puppeteers in black.

Hans Op de Beeck’s (b. 1969, Belgium) premise is a Chinese proverb about the invisible thread that links together those who are destined to meet.

This simple metaphor is at the core of a short story about love, growing old, death and loss.