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2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films

2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films

For the 13th consecutive year, the Belcourt again presents this very popular program. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action, Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners!

THE SHAPE OF WATER

THE SHAPE OF WATER

At the height of the Cold War, circa 1962, two workers in a high-tech US government laboratory (Sally Hawkins and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer) discover a terrifying secret experiment, in this otherworldly fairytale from Guillermo del Toro (PAN’S LABYRINTH).

PHANTOM THREAD

PHANTOM THREAD

Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait of both a renowned dressmaker (Daniel Day-Lewis) on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. PHANTOM THREAD is the director’s eighth feature-length film, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

I, TONYA

I, TONYA

Margot Robbie stars as controversial Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in this alternately tragic, hilarious and absurd look at one of the biggest stories to emerge from the world of 1990s professional sport.

A FANTASTIC WOMAN

A FANTASTIC WOMAN

Chilean director Sebastián Lelio follows his 2013 film GLORIA with this drama about a young transgender woman struggling with both her own grief and societal prejudice after the death of her middle-aged lover.

THE PARTY

THE PARTY

A stellar ensemble takes on this biting satire of modern social norms in Sally Potter’s latest film, starring Kristin Scott Thomas as host to an intimate gathering of friends in her London flat to celebrate her political ascension.

BEFORE WE VANISH

BEFORE WE VANISH

In his twentieth film, acclaimed Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (CURE, TOKYO SONATA) reinvents the alien movie as a unique and profoundly human tale of love and mystery.

IN BETWEEN

IN BETWEEN

Three Palestinian women sharing an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv find themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom.

FOXTROT

FOXTROT

A grieving father experiences the absurd circumstances around the death of his son in this latest critical reflection on military culture from Israeli filmmaker Samuel Maoz.

LEANING INTO THE WIND: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY

LEANING INTO THE WIND: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY

In this low-key followup to the hit 2001 documentary RIVERS AND TIDES, artist Andy Goldsworthy expounds upon his exploration of the world and himself through ephemeral and permanent workings on the landscape, cities and with his own body.

DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?

DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?

“In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it.” So begins Travis Wilkerson’s acclaimed documentary which takes us on a journey through the American South to uncover the truth behind a horrific incident and the societal mores that allowed it to happen.

THE DEATH OF STALIN

THE DEATH OF STALIN

Veep creator Armando Iannucci directs a stellar ensemble cast in this acerbic send-up of the Soviet dictator and the bootlick Ministers who vie for power after his sudden demise.

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