Academy Award-Nominated Live-Action Short Films 2014
Friday, January 31 - Thursday, March 20, 2014
Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? (Selma Vilhunen, Finland, 7 min.) Mother Sini wakes up in a panic: she has slept in and the family is late for a wedding. She wakes up her husband Jokke and daughters Ella, 6, and Kerttu, 4. They start to prepare themselves in a hurry. Mother is going crazy since nobody else seems to be able to do anything right. Who has messed father’s shirt, hid girls’ dresses and the wedding gift?
Helium (Anders Walter, Denmark, 23 min.) A hospital’s eccentric janitor helps a young dying boy regain the joy and happiness of life.
Just Before Losing Everything (Xavier Legrand, France, 30 min.) While her children pretend to go to school, Miriam hurries to pick them up and take them to her work place. She explains to her boss that she has to leave the region in a rush.
That Wasn’t Me (Esteban Crespo, Spain, 24 min.) The short film AQUEL NO ERA YO, written and directed by Spanish director Esteban Crespo, tells the story of Paula and Kaney. Two characters, an African child and a Spanish woman, who could have nothing in common, but will get to join their lives forever through a life‐giving shot.
The Vorrman Problem (Mark Gill, UK, 13 min.) Doctor Williams is called in to examine the enigmatic Mr Voorman, a prisoner with a peculiar affliction: he believes he is a god. The doctor must decide on the sanity of Mr Voorman: is he a faker or a lunatic? Diagnose him insane and they can ship him off to the asylum. But before making a decision, the doctor has several questions in relation to Voorman’s claim: why would a god choose to be straitjacketed in a prison, is there a way he can validate his boast and what has any of this got to do with Belgium?NR, 108 Minutes