It could have been sugary, but is also sweet. Watch the black-and-white short melodrama of Daniela Sherer, He was a sweet man.

This abstract, black-and-white experimental film tells the story of a woman whose boyfriend turns into a pile of sugar.

This bittersweet story of a break-up in He was a sweet man is so swiftly and elegantly executed in the visual department (via constant metamorphoses), that only the poignant nocturne by Duncan Thum reminds us that there is a sad story to be told here.

Daniela Sherer is a Royal College of Art student in the UK.