A Collection of 2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
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"Peter and the Wolf", U.K. slow motion animation directed by Suzie Templeton, is set in contemporary rural Russia and is much darker that several previous adaptations of Sergei Prokofiev's suite for children.
French "The Mozart of Pickpockets" is an amusing, well acted Comedy/Crime from the lives of two out of luck Con Artists in Paris. One day they found themselves taking care of the immigrant deaf-mute boy who turned to be a better pickpocket than two professionals.
The other entries in the collection are:
Short live action:
"At Night," (Denmark) - one Holiday week in the lives of three young girls (18-20 years) that spend it in the cancer ward.
"The Substitute," (Italy) - One day, a very unusual teacher walks in the class room of a regular high school in the big city.
"Tanghi Argentini" - my favorite in this category. This s a charming and funny little Christmas film set on the passionate sound of Tango with a twist in the end that sure will make you smile with delight.
"The Tonto Woman" - the only English language film in the category, it is an adaptation of Elmar Leonard story about a strong, proud, and beautiful woman who was kidnapped by Indians, and when found after 11 years by her husband, she was rejected by him and had to live all alone in the cabin in the desert until one day a Mexican-American cattle rustler comes across her cabin and into her life...Read more ›
1. AT NIGHT - A Zentropa Entertainments 10 Production: Christian E. Christiansen and Louise Vesth [40 min.]
2. IL SUPPLENTE (The Substitute) - (Sky Cinema Italia) A Frame by Frame Italia Production: Andrea Jublin [16 min.]
3. LE MOZART DES PICKPOCKETS (The Mozart of Pickpockets) (OSCAR WINNER) - (Premium Films) A Kar Production: Philippe Pollet-Villard [30 min.]
4. TANGHI ARGENTINI - An Another Dimension of an Idea Production: Guido Thys and Anja Daelemans [14 min.]
5. THE TONTO WOMAN - A Knucklehead, Little Mo and Rose Hackney Barber Production: Daniel Barber and Matthew Brown [36 min.]
1. MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI- (National Film Board of Canada) A National Film Board of Canada Production Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski [17 min.]
2. MEME LES PIGEONS VONT AU PARADIS (Even Pigeons go to Heaven) - (Premium Films) A BUF Compagnie Production Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse [9 min.]
3. PETER AND THE WOLF (OSCAR WINNER) - (BreakThru Films) A BreakThru Films/Se-ma-for Studios Production Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman [33 min.]
In the animated category, the films I MET THE WALRUS and MY LOVE (Moya Lyubov), both of which were nominated, are not represented in this collection.
Unfortunately, the captivating Russian animated short "My Love" is not included in this collection, though it is available for download/purchase on its own.
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This collection of short films, both live action and animation, is really cool and the variety of themes and subject matter is astonishing. Something for everyone or anyone...Published on November 13, 2012 by John Sheridan
I didn't use this as I wanted--for my classes. I wouldn't buy again. I also got it too late for my intent---to use it while i was gone for a funeral. The kids had to do real work. Read morePublished on January 4, 2012 by Amy Perras
Excellent short films. Great for use in film or humanities classes.
I wish the compilation for 2008 and 2009 were available.
I like this short films series and I'm looking for 2008 and 2009 - it looks like they've stopped making these. Read morePublished on March 5, 2010 by Karl Kronlage