Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films 2014 (2014)

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LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM NOMINEES Estimated Running Time- 108 minutes "Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)" (Director: Esteban Crespo, Spain/Spanish). Synopsis: Paula, a Spanish aid worker, has an encounter with an African child soldier named Kaney. "Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything)" (Directors: Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras, France/French). Synopsis: Miriam has left her abusive husband and taken refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works. "Helium" (Directors Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson, Denmark/Danish). Synopsis: A dying boy finds comfort in the tales of a magical land called HELIUM, told to him by the hospital janitor. "Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)" (Directors: Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari, Finland/Finnish). Synopsis: Sini tries frantically to get her family ready to leave for a wedding, but her husband and two children are interfering with her efforts. "The Voorman Problem" (Directors: Mark Gill and Baldwin Li, UK/English). Synopsis: A psychiatrist is called to a prison to examine an inmate named Voorman, who is convinced he is a god.

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Critic Reviews for Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films 2014

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

This global sampling indicates a middling crop this year, representing the promise of what these filmmakers might do in the future over excellence in the present.

Mar 2, 2014 | Full Review…
Variety
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Two great reasons to see The Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Live Action - one dark and funny and wickedly existential, the other a nail-biter of a domestic drama, filled with dread.

Jan 31, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Only one Academy Award nominee in the live-action short film category truly merits the win.

Jan 30, 2014 | Full Review…

The fact that dedicated committees of conscientious human beings who know a lot about how movies are made weeded through hundreds and hundreds of submissions and picked their favorites ... is something to be grateful for.

Jan 30, 2014 | Full Review…

There's plenty of talent to behold.

Jan 30, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4

A woeful mixed bag.

Jan 30, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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