Not all Oscar categories are created equally. If you follow our current prize cycle You’ve likely seen or at least heard of this year’s Oscar-nominated feature-length film. Unless you are an avid movie buff. You are likely not familiar with the short film under consideration. Last year’s Oscars chose not to televise these presentations, didn’t help.
Thankfully, all 23 categories will air during Sunday’s ceremony, including Best Live-Action Short.
The financial and secular constraints of a live-action short can be frustrating. They are not very well known stars. (Unless you’re Taylor Swift casting music videos you call short films for artistic purposes.) But this niche medium is often where some of our favorite full-length filmmakers start. (Current Best Director nominee Martin McDonagh won his first and only Oscar for his 2004 short film. Six Shooter.) So why not join these up-and-coming geniuses? (or altogether fail) early on.
Speaking of failures, Best Live-Action Short winners in recent years… At the 2021 ceremony, a truly terrifying movie. two distant strangers, It’s about a black man trapped in the moment when he is repeatedly killed by a white cop—during his final death. His blood flowed in the shape of Africa—a prize. Two years ago, Academy voters decided that Guy Nattiv’s skinAnother hate crime tale ends with a group of black men tattooing white people black as revenge. Deserves of Hollywood’s greatest honor.
Thankfully, most of this year’s nominees are good and not so good, and are a bit less clumsy in delivering political messages. I highly recommend finding ShortsTV that shows live short shows. I’d like to see all the movie (and animation) at the theater before the Oscars, if possible, at the very least. You can see one of the nominees. Le Pupeon Hulu and Disney+
Let’s start with that short. variety have a favor to win I’m going to assume that all of the Irish representation at this year’s ceremony had something to do with the film’s chances of winning. although it was the fifth best film among the nominees.
Directed by Tom Berkeley and Ross White.Goodbye Irish It is a touching story about two brothers. One has Down syndrome. They have recently lost their mother and are conflicted about their next steps as a family. When they found their mother’s bucket list They bond by completing various activities, holding a vase of her ashes. Her advice we hear through the voice over. It helps to remove unnecessary tension that is often caused by grief.
Let me compare this movie to a long life insurance commercial. The sometimes hilarious dialogue and chemistry between actor James. Martin and Seamus O’Hara is the main selling point. while the portrayal of Lorcan A younger brother who has different abilities like normal gives a truly refreshing feeling besides that Much of the film is scored for its sincerity. For me it’s a bit too sweet.
The less you know red suitcasethe better When this 18-minute thriller unfolds in the hottest way possible. in the first few minutes A hijab-wearing Iranian girl nervously informed her father that she had arrived at the airport via phone call. The red suitcase was pulled alone onto the conveyor belt in a ominous manner. However, the urgency that the main character has to protect her suitcase is both a red herring in the mystery-like narrative of the story. but is also key to her mission throughout the film.
that understanding red suitcase Written and directed by a guy I’m curious about the character’s interpretation of the hijab removal. However, it’s hard to deny the film’s effectiveness as a well-paced thriller. And, of course, it’s a matter of timeliness. As the women’s movement in Iran continues
night riding, Directed by Eirik Tveiten, it has the same charming and eccentric tone as Goodbye Irishbefore the terrifying interactions disrupt the film. A little guy named Ebba (portrayed by Sigrid Kandal Husjord) accidentally hijacks a tram after being kicked out while he’s at a stop. Her passengers consisted of disgusting siblings and transgender women. Sorry, I don’t have to explain how this happened.
What emerged was a lesson in the apathy and solidarity of marginalized communities. It allows the main character to be systematically oppressed in her own way. Narrowly avoiding being at the bottom of the cisgender savior. being involved in conflict She is also putting herself at risk. The fact that oppressed people can only depend on one another. It’s disappointing. But it reveals the beautiful mediocrity when it happens.
Night ride Now streaming on The New Yorker Screening Room.
from yes god yes to lady bird to MadeleineThe story of a defiant Catholic girl has proven to be entertaining and politically powerful over the years. Created by Oscar-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. Le Pupe (student) is another rebellious story about an all-girls boarding school run by a stern nun. The film’s intense visual palette This, along with the film’s costumes and food, is what sets the film apart from most of the other nominees. The warmth and fuzziness of Italian neorealism. and staged in a particularly mesmerizing way. There are shots of girls. dressed as a cherub Recreated a strange nativity scene that I wanted the camera to stay on forever.
The movie has an inherent charm I think. Goodbye Irish However, given Rohrwacher’s previous success at the film festival and co-signing from Cuaron, I suspect Rohrwacher will need Oscars backing to secure future opportunities. This offer definitely made me want to look at her previous work.
Le Pupe Currently streaming on Hulu and Disney+.
Anders Walter and Pipaluk K. Jørgensen’s Ivalu It elicited undoubtedly the largest emotional response from all five nominees. Adapted from the graphic novel by Morten Dur and Lars Hornman, the film follows an Inuit girl in Greenland who discovers (or remembers) her sister’s disappearance. her father’s reaction when she tells him at the beginning of the movie It’s the key that you can feel knowing where her sister is.
I saw that some viewers viewed the film as pornographic. Because the last few minutes are hard to watch. But Invalu’s recognition of the high-profile but often neglected issues facing women and girls in Indigenous communities feels urgent and necessary. and to describe these experiences thoughtfully and without reason.