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Virtual: 2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action

  • Various Directors
  • Various Countries
  • 2021
  • 125 min.
  • NR
Virtual: 2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action
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Part of 2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films.

For the 16th consecutive year, the Belcourt presents the Oscar Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered — Animated, Live Action and Documentary — this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts, and catch the ceremony with us online via A Virtual Red Carpet Evening on Sun, Apr 25.

This year’s Live Action program features all five nominated short films, three of which are from the U.S. and the other two from Israel and Palestine respectively. 

Feeling Through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19min)
A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen-in-need and a deaf-blind man.

The Letter Room Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33min)
When a corrections officer is transferred to the letter room, he soon finds himself enmeshed in a prisoner’s deeply private life.

The Present Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25min)
On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping?

Two Distant Strangers Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25min)
Cartoonist Carter James’ repeated attempts to get home to his dog are thwarted by a recurring deadly encounter that forces him to relive the same awful day over and over again.

White Eye Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21min)
A man finds his stolen bicycle, which now belongs to a stranger. While attempting to retrieve it, he struggles to remain human.

Rating Guideline: R. Adult themes and language. One of the better Live Action programs in recent years.

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