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Norwegian anti-Facebook film goes viral



A Norwegian short film about the miseries of life in the age of Facebook has struck such a chord that it has had nearly three million views on YouTube in less than a month. 


Brother film-making trio Shaun, Andrew and Steven Higton, whacked the film, “What’s on your mind?” up on YouTube after showing it at the Cannes film festival in May. But they never expected such viral success. 

“It’s crazy,”  director Shaun Higton told The Local. “I’ve just been enjoying the ride and watching it go up.”
The film follows an everyman character whose life gradually falls apart while the number of ‘likes’ on his Facebook Page creeps steadily upwards. Eventually, he cracks and posts, “my life sucks”, after which all of his ‘friends’ immediately block his feeds.