2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
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The 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
AQUEL NO ERA YO (THAT WASN’T ME): (Esteban Crespo, Spain/Spanish, 24 min.) Paula, a Spanish aid worker, has an encounter with an African child soldier named Kaney.
AVANT QUE DE TOUT PERDRE (JUST BEFORE LOSING EVERYTHING): (Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras, France/French, 30 min.) Miriam has left her abusive husband and taken refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works.
HELIUM: (Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson, Denmark/Danish, 23 min.) A dying boy finds comfort in the tales of a magical land called Helium, told to him by the hospital janitor.
PITÄÄKÖ MUN KAIKKI HOITAA? (DO I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING?): (Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari, Finland/Finnish, 7 min.) Sini tries frantically to get her family ready to leave for a wedding, but her husband and two children are interfering with her efforts.
THE VOORMAN PROBLEM: (Mark Gill and Baldwin Li, UK/English, 13 min.) a psychiatrist is called to a prison to examine an inmate named Voorman, who is convinced he is a god.
Two great reasons to see The Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Live Action - one dark and funny and wickedly existential, the other a nail-biter of a domestic drama, filled with dread. The former stars Martin Freeman, alias Bilbo Baggins, alias Dr. John Watson (opposite that Caldecott Bumbershoot ...