2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action

Opens Friday, February 17
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2hr 11mins // directed by:Sélim Azzazi, Timo von Gunten, Giacun Caduff, Aske Bang, Kim Magnusson, Kristof Deák, Anna Udvardy, Juanjo Giménez

The Coolidge is proud to present the Oscar Shorts showcasing the 2017 nominees in the Live Action category.

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017 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. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, February 26.

Ennemis Interieurs – dir. Selim Aazzazi, France, 28 minutes

An interview at a local police station turns into an inquisition during which a French-Algerian born man sees himself accused of protecting the identities of possible terrorists. 

Silent Nights – dir. Aske Bang, Denmark, 30 minutes

Inger volunteers at a homeless shelter and falls in love with the illegal immigrant Kwame. Both live a hard life. Kwame finds comfort in Inger's arms, but says nothing about his family and children in Ghana.  

Sing – dir. Kristof Deak, Hungary, 25 minutes

Zsofi is struggling to fit in at her new school - singing in the school’s famous choir is her only consolation, but the choir director may not be the inspirational teacher everyone thinks she is. It will take Zsofi and her new friend Liza to uncover the cruel truth. 

Timecode – dir. Juanjo Gimenez Pena, Spain, 15 minutes

Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift, and Luna works by day. 

La Femme et la TGV – dir. Timo von Gunten, Switzerland, 30 minutes

Elise Lafontaine has a secret routine. Every morning and evening for many years, she has been waving at the express train that passes her house. One fateful day, she finds a letter from the train conductor in her garden and her lonely life is turned upside down. She engages in a promising correspondence through poetic and thoughtful letters where the two anonymous writers share their world with each other until the day the train line get's cancelled.