CGI didn't start beautiful. Just go back in time and buy a couple Mind's Eye VHS tapes from Radio Shack. You'll see what I mean. But, since then, it's gotten gorgeous. DIFFUSION, by Kouhei Nakata, is a perfect example of sublime artistic expression in an all-digital environment. Nothing in this short means anything explicitly, but the feeling and the lush visuals transcend story.
To see more work by Kouhei Nakama, check out his webpage.
Ice Block was not involved in the production of this short film.