Spike Jonze and Arcade Fire are a match made in heaven; their collaboration on the trailer campaign for Jones’ superb Where The Wild Things Are resulted in nothing short of a work of art.

It comes as no surprise then that their latest collusion is equally compelling, as Jonze’s short film, Scenes from the Suburbs, is now available to watch online.

Mubi.com have the film and a trailer can be seen below:

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The film itself, an accomplished and naturalistic 28 minute short featuring regional non-actor teenagers, charts the dissolution of friendship between the contemplative Kyle (Sam Dillon) and the rather less emotional Winter (Paul Pluymen), who is being forced to move away by his intimidating older brother. The friends’ interactions taking place against a military backdrop, the film taking place in a dystopian universe.

An adaptation of Arcade Fire’s album The Suburbs and narrated by its frontman Win Butler, Scenes from the Suburbs is a haunting piece of film that says more in action than it does in words. Comprised of a scattering of memories, littered with gaps where memories have been forgotten, the film really is an evocative delight.

Scenes from the Suburbs is free to view for the rest of the day. See it while you can.