2019 Live Action Oscar Shorts
Directed by various directors
English, French and Spanish with subtitles
The 2019 Live Action Oscar Shorts program is not rated, but is recommended rated R for violence, language, and adult themes.
- DETAINMENT - Dir. Vincent Lambe, Ireland, 30 min.
Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.
- FAUVE - Dir. Jeremy Comte, Canada, 16 min.
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild the two boys play around. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants to have power over the other. Taking proportions larger than nature, this game will not prove as harmless as they thought.
- MARGUERITE - Dir. Mariane Farley, Canada, 19 min.
An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.
- MADRE (MOTHER) - Dir. Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Spain, 19 min.
A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago.
- SKIN - Dir. Guy Nattiv, USA, 20 min.
A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.