WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS is an animated short which makes the rigors of space-training fun. By Russian director Konstantin Bronzit, this buddy film is about two cosmonauts at a Russian space agency whose dream is to go to space. The pair go through gravity training, eat prescribed meals, and work out together. The space station’s simulations are intense, and the cosmonauts are at the top of their group. This hand-drawn short is a silent film with a score.

WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS is nominated for an Academy Award. It was covered online by The New Yorker’s archive editor Joshua Rothman. The entire film is available to stream online.

The Academy Awards will be broadcast on ABC February 28. WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS is nominated for Best Animated Short Film. There are two Sloan-winning films nominated for an Oscar.