2014 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action

Opens Friday, February 14
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The Coolidge is proud to present the Oscar Shorts Film Festival showcasing the 2014 nominees in the Live Action category.

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014 program offers viewers the rare opportunity to experience the year’s best short films from across the globe, collected together in this special cinematic showcase courtesy of Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures.


Helium (Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson, Denmark/Danish, 23 min.) - A dying boy finds comfort in the tales of a magical land called HELIUM, told to him by the hospital janitor.

The Voorman Problem (Mark Gill and Baldwin Li, UK/English, 13 min.) - A psychiatrist is called to a prison to examine an inmate named Voorman, who is convinced he is a god. Starring Martin Freeman.

Avant Que De Tout Perdre / Just Before Losing Everything (Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras, France/French, 30 min.) - Miriam has left her abusive husband and taken refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works.

Aquel No Era Yo / That wasn’t Me (Esteban Crespo, Spain/Spanish, 24 min.) - Paula, a Spanish aid worker, has an encounter with an African child soldier named Kaney.

Do I Have to Take Care of Everything (Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari, Finland/Finnish, 7 min.) - Sini tries frantically to get her family ready to leave for a wedding, but her husband and two children are interfering with her efforts.