Oscar-Nominated Shorts 2023: Live-Action

Friday, February 17 - Thursday, April 6, 2023

An Irish GoodbyeAcademy Award winner! Tom Berkeley and Ross White, UK, 23 min. On a farm in rural Northern Ireland, estranged brothers Turlough and Lorcan are forced to reunite following the untimely death of their mother. 

Ivalu– Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan, Denmark, 17 min. Ivalu is gone. Her little sister is desperate to find her. Her father does not care. The vast Greenlandic nature holds secrets. Where is Ivalu? 

Le Pupille – Alice Rohrwacher, Italy, 39 min. From writer and director, Alice Rohrwacher, and Academy Award® winning producer, Alfonso Cuarón, LE PUPILLE is a tale of innocence, greed and fantasy. This live action short is about desires, pure and selfish, about freedom and devotion, and about the anarchy that is capable of flowering in the minds of girls within the confines of a strict religious boarding school at Christmas.

Night Ride – Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen, Norway, 16 min. It is a cold night in December. As Ebba waits for the tram, an unexpected turn of events transforms the ride home into something she was not expecting. 

The Red Suitcase – Cyrus Neshvad, Luxembourg, 18 min. An Iranian girl decides to remove her Headscarf/Hijab in a life changing situation. 

Rating equivalent of PG-13 for adult themes.

  • Running Time 114 minutes

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