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Oscar Shorts: Live Action
February 15 @ 5:00 pm
Oscar Live Action Shorts – February 15th at 5PM
Detainment / Ireland / 30 Minutes / 2018
Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.
Director: Vincent Lambe
Fauve / Canada / 16 min / 2018
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild the two boys play around. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants to have power over the other.Taking proportions larger than nature, this game will not prove as harmless as they thought.
Director: Jeremy Comte
Marguerite / Canada / 19 min / 2017
An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.
Director: Marianne Farley
Madre (Mother) / Spain / 19 min / 2017
A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago.
Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Skin / USA / 20 min / 2018
A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle.
This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.
Director: Guy Nattiv