Oscar-Nominated Shorts 2022: Live-Action
Thursday, February 24 - Thursday, April 21, 2022
Rating equivalent of R for adult themes, violence and language.
On My Mind – Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson, Denmark, 18 min.
Please Hold – K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse, USA, 19 min.
Ala Kachuu – Take and Run – Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger, Kyrgyzstan/Switzerland, 38 min.
The Long Goodbye – Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed, UK/Netherlands, 12 min.
The Dress – Tadeusz Lysiak and Maciej Slesicki, Poland, 30 min.
On My Mind
Henrik wants to sing a song for his wife. It has to be today, it has to be now. It’s a question of life, death and karaoke.
In the not-so-distant future, Mateo (20s, Latino) is arrested by a police drone without explanation. Finding himself locked in a fully automated jail with no means of recourse, Mateo realizes he’s fallen through some kind of crack in the system. To get out alive he’ll have to go head-to-head with the labyrinthine, computerized bureaucracy of the privatized American justice system, in search of an actual human being who can set things right.
Ala Kachuu – Take and Run
Sezim, 19 years old, wants to fulfill her dream of studying in the Kyrgyz capital when she gets kidnapped by a group of young men and taken to the hinterland. There, she’s forced to marry a stranger. If she refuses the marriage, she is threatened with social stigmatization and exclusion. Torn between her desire for freedom and the constraints of Kyrgyz culture, Sezim desperately seeks a way out.
The Long Goodbye
Riz and his family are in the middle of preparing a wedding celebration when the events unfolding in the outside world arrive suddenly on their doorstep. The result is a devastating and visceral feat of filmmaking, and a poignant poetic cry from the heart.
Lust, sexuality and physicality. These are the deepest desires virgin Julia suppresses while working at a wayside motel. That is until she crosses paths with a handsome truck driver, who soon becomes the object of her fantasies…
- Running Time 122 minutes
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, Closed Captioning, T-Coil
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