2013 Oscar Shorts - Live Action
March 1 -
"...they compassionately illuminate the state of our world, our frailties and foibles, and our capacity to survive the challenges that life throws at our feet." —Chicago Sun-Times
Live Action Shorts
Death of a Shadow (dirs. Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele, France and Belgium/Dutch, 20 minutes)
A soldier attempts to ransom his soul from Death and return to the girl he loves.
Henry (dir. Yan England, Canada/English, 21 minutes)
Henry, an elderly concert pianist, undergoes a series of confusing experiences as he searches for his wife.
Curfew (dir. Shawn Christensen, USA/English, 19 minutes)
A young man on the verge of committing suicide receives a call from his sister asking him to babysit his niece.
Buzkashi Boys (dirs. Sam French and Ariel Nasr, Afghanistan/Persian, 28 minutes)
Two boys in Afghanistan, a blacksmith’s son and an orphan living on the streets, dream of winning a popular and fierce polo match.
Asad (dirs. Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura, South Africa/Somali, 18 minutes)
A boy from a poor Somali village must decide between piracy and life as a fisherman.