2020 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action

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Part of 2020 Oscar-Nominated Shorts film series

The 2020 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action

For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Jan. 31st. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 9th.

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Running Time: 104 minutes)

A Sister – Delphine Girard, Belgium, 16 min. Synopsis: A night. A car. Alie is in trouble. To get by she must make the most important call of her life.

Brotherhood – Meryan Joobeur, Tunisia, 25 min. Synopsis: Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and two sons. He is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife. Tension between father and son rises over three days until reaching a breaking point.

The Neighbors’ Window – Marshall Curry, USA, 20 min. Synopsis: THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW tells the story of Alli (Maria Dizzia), a mother of young children who has grown frustrated with her daily routine and husband (Greg Keller). But her life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment.

Inspired by a true story, the film was written and directed by three-time Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry and stars Tony-nominated actress Maria Dizzia (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, 13 REASONS WHY, WHILE WE’RE YOUNG); Greg Keller (LAW AND ORDER); and Juliana Canfield (SUCCESSION).

Saria – Bryan Buckley, USA, 23 min. Synopsis: SARIA is the tale of two inseparable orphaned sisters, Saria and Ximena, as they fight against daily abuse and unimaginable hardship at Virgen de la Asuncion Safe Home in Guatemala. Our story follows the events leading up to the tragic fire in 2017 that claimed the lives of 41 orphaned girls. SARIA is premiering at the 2020 Oscar Shorts.

Nefta Football Club – Yves Piat, Tunisia/France, 17 min. Synopsis: Two young brothers come across a donkey in the desert. Strangely, the animal is wearing headphones.

Were this program MPAA rated, it would likely be rated R. The films deal with adult themes and issues, and is not for children.


Not Rated
Genre
Drama, Short
Runtime
104
Language
French, English, Arabic, Spanish

Program

(Runtime: 104min)
Content below is subject to change and may not reflect actual order of appearence.

BROTHERHOOD (ARABIC TITLE)

NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB (ARABIC TITLE)

THE NEIGHBORS' WINDOW

SARIA (SPANISH TITLE)

A SISTER (FRENCH TITLE)

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