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Live Action Shorts (15*)

Part of Oscar Week 2020

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This programme showcases this year’s Oscar-nominated live action shorts from around the world, representing some of the best new filmmakers and emerging talent.


Mohamed – a shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his family – is shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife.

Nefta Football Club
Two young brothers come across a donkey in the desert. Strangely, the animal is wearing headphones over its ears.

The tale of two inseparable orphaned sisters, Saria and Ximena, as they fight against daily abuse and unimaginable hardship at Virgen de La Asuncion Safe Home in Guatemala.

The Neighbors' Window
Alli, a mother of young children, has grown frustrated with her daily routine and husband. But her life is shaken up when two twenty-somethings move in next door.

A Sister
At an emergency call centre a late-night operator receives an unusual call. Listening to the shaky voice of a woman, it becomes clear she's in a dangerous situation.


Tagged with: Cinema Oscar Week 2020

In partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Please note: this programme contains some scenes of animal death which some people may find upsetting.

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2018 Canada/Tunisia/Qatar/Sweden Dir Meryam Joobeur 25min

Nefta Football Club
2018 France/Tunisia Dir Yves Piat 17min

2019 US Dir Bryan Buckley 22min

The Neighbors' Window
2019 US Dir Marshall Curry 20min

A Sister
2019 Belgium Dir Delphine Girard TBCmin

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