The Oscar Shorts 2014 (Live Action)

(Various, 2013, 110 mins, Blu-ray Disc)
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Each year the Vancity Theatre is proud to present the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Short Film in the Live Action and Animation categories.

The nominated live action shorts are:

· Helium (Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson, Denmark/Danish, 23 min.) - A dying boy finds comfort in the tales of a magical land called HELIUM, told to him by the hospital janitor.

· The Voorman Problem (Mark Gill and Baldwin Li, UK/English, 13 min.) - A psychiatrist is called to a prison to examine an inmate named Voorman, who is convinced he is a god. Starring Martin Freeman.

· Avant Que De Tout Perdre / Just Before Losing Everything (Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras, France/French, 30 min.) - Miriam has left her abusive husband and taken refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works.

· Aquel No Era Yo / That wasn’t Me (Esteban Crespo, Spain/Spanish, 24 min.) - Paula, a Spanish aid worker, has an encounter with an African child soldier named Kaney.

· Do I Have to Take Care of Everything (Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari, Finland/Finnish, 7 min.) - Sini tries frantically to get her family ready to leave for a wedding, but her husband and two children are interfering with her efforts.