See 7 short films nominated at this year's Oscars - including 2 of the 3 winners
Over the past few weeks we've been posting as many of the short films nominated for the 92nd Academy Awards as possible. Now that we’ve reached the end of this year's award season we thought we'd post a little reminder of the shorts incase you missed them.
Work submitted in the Documentary Short, Animated Short and Live Action Short categories aren't given much love compared to the glitzy features, but there are some great stories being told that deserve more attention.
Curzon are showing some of the shorts in their cinemas if you want to catch them on the big screen and below are 7 of the 15 currently available to watch online. Both Hair Love and The Neighbour’s Window picked up Oscars, for Best Animation Short and Best Live Action Short respectively.
Hair Love, an animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time. Watch here.
The Neighbour's Window
The Neighbour's Window tells the story of Alli, a mother of young children who has grown frustrated with her daily routine and husband. But her life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment. Watch here.
In The Absence
When the passenger ferry MV Sewol sank off the coast of South Korea in 2014, over three hundred people lost their lives, most of them schoolchildren. Years later, the victims’ families and survivors are still demanding justice from national authorities. Watch here.
Nefta Football Club
In the south of Tunisia, two football fan brothers bump into a donkey lost in the middle of the desert on the border of Algeria. Strangely, the animal wears headphones over its ears. Watch here.
Mohamed is deeply shaken and suspicious when his estranged eldest son Malek returns home from Syria to rural Tunisia with a mysterious young wife in tow. The emotional complexities of a family reunion and past wounds lead to tragic consequences. Watch here.
Kitbull reveals an unlikely connection that sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time. Watch here.
A man remembers his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in 1990s China. How would his life have been if things had gone differently? Watch here.