Release date:February 15, 2008
Magnolia Pictures and Shorts International will partner for the third year running to bring the Oscar-nominated short films (live-action and animated) to over 50 U.S. theatres on February 15th.The nominated Live Action Shorts are:"At Night" - Denmark, Oscar® Nominees: Christian E. Christiansen & Louise Vesth. Three young women share their problems while spending the holidays in a hospital cancer ward. "Il Supplente" (The Substitute) - Italy, Oscar® Nominee: Andrea Jublin. The arrival of an unusual newcomer galvanizes the students in a high school classroom. "Le Mozart des Pickpockets" (The Mozart of Pickpockets)- France, Oscar® Nominee: Philippe Pollet-Villard. A pair of unlucky thieves find their fortunes have changed when they take in a deaf homeless boy. "Tanghi Argentini" - Belgium, Oscar® Nominees: Guido Thys and Anja Daelemans. A man who must learn to dance the tango in two weeks asks an office colleague for help. "The Tonto Woman" - United Kingdom, Oscar® Nominees: Daniel Barber and Matthew Brown. A cattle rustler meets a woman who is living in isolation after being held prisoner for eleven years by the Mojave Indians.The nominated Animated Shorts are: "I Met the Walrus" - Canada, Oscar® Nominee: Josh Raskin. In 1969, 14-year-old Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room with his tape recorder and persuaded him to do an interview. "Madame Tutli-Putli" - Canada, Oscar® Nominees: Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski. A timid woman boards a mysterious night train and has a series of frightening experiences. "Meme les Pigeons Vont au Paradis"(EVEN PIGEONS GO TO HEAVEN)- France, Oscar® Nominees: Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse. A priest tries to sell an old man a machine that he promises will transport him to heaven. "My Love" (Moya Lyubov) - Russia, Oscar® Nominee: Alexander Petrov. In 19th Century Russia, a teenage boy in search of love is drawn to two very different women. "Peter & The Wolf" - United Kingdom & Poland, Oscar® Nominees: Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman. A young boy and his animal friends face a hungry wolf in Prokofiev's classic musical piece.