Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts
Fri & Sat February 21 & 22
2014, 7:30 only;
Sun February 23
2014, 2:00 & 7:30
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me) Spain / 24min Esteban Crespo. The short film AQUEL NO ERA YO, written and directed by Spanish director Esteban Crespo, tells the story of Paula and
Kaney. Two characters, an African child and a Spanish woman, who could have nothing in common, but will get to join their lives
forever through a life‐giving shot.
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything) France / 30min Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras While her children pretend to go to school, Miriam hurries to pick them up and take them to her work place. She explains
to her boss that she has to leave the region in a rush.
Helium Denmark / 23min Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson. A hospital’s eccentric janitor helps a young dying boy regain the joy and happiness of life.
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?) Finland / 7min Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari. Mother Sini wakes up in a panic: she has slept in and the family is late for a wedding. She wakes up her husband Jokke and
daughters Ella, 6, and Kerttu, 4. They start to prepare themselves in a hurry. Mother is going crazy since nobody else seems to be able
to do anything right. Who has messed father’s shirt, hid girls’ dresses and the wedding gift?
The Voorman Problem UK / 13min Mark Gill and Baldwin Li. Doctor Williams is called in to examine the enigmatic Mr Voorman, a prisoner with a peculiar affliction: he believes he is a
god. The doctor must decide on the sanity of Mr Voorman: is he a faker or a lunatic? Diagnose him insane and they can ship him off to
the asylum. But before making a decision, the doctor has several questions in relation to Voorman’s claim: why would a god choose
to be straitjacketed in a prison, is there a way he can validate his boast and what has any of this got to do with Belgium?
To see a trailer and read a review, visit InternationalFilmSeries.com.