2019 Oscar® Nominated Shorts: LIVE ACTION

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For the last five years, The Bioscope has proudly partnered with Shorts.TV to bring the Oscar® Nominated Short Films to Johannesburg. Now a popular annual event to the calendar, make sure you book your ticket in advance for these exclusive screenings

This special release features the year's most spectacular short films across both the Live Action and Animation categories, giving you the opportunity to see the nominated films before and after the Oscar® Awards ceremony on February 24th.


Madre (Mother)

Dir: Rodrigo Sorogoyen / Spain / 19mins / 2017

A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago.


Dir: Jeremy Comte / Canada / 16min / 2018

Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer...


Dir: Marianne Farley / Canada / 19mins / 2017

An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.


Dir: Vincent Lambe / Ireland / 30mins / 2018

Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.


Dir: Guy Nattiv / USA / 20mins / 2018

A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.

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The Bioscope Independent Cinema 286 Fox Street
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
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