Scifi comedy short Brian and Charles unfolds on an isolated farm in England, where a desperately lonely man builds a robot companion for himself—and soon finds that his new relationship, even though it’s with an artificial human who looks like elderly men but acts like a child, is nothing but work.

Jim Archer’s winning mockumentary is beautifully shot and equal parts poignant and wryly hilarious, achieving special levels of absurdity due to the fact that Charles the cabbage-obsessed robot is so obviously being played by a person in a costume.

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