Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
See the five Oscar nominees for Best Live Action Short at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. The collection kicks off with Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari's Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?, which details the frustrations of a mother who is simultaneously attempting to prepare for a wedding and cater to the needs of her demanding family. An eccentric hospital janitor gives a dying child one last moment of happiness in Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson's Helium, and in Just Before Losing Everything, filmmakers Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras tell the story of an abused mother who attempts to protect her children by bringing them to the supermarket where she's employed. Esteban Crespo's That Wasn't Me details the unusual bond forged between a compassionate Spanish aid worker and a child soldier in Africa, and the collection concludes with Mark Gil and Baldwin Li's The Voorman Problem, which stars Martin Freeman as a psychiatrist assigned the unusual task of interviewing a prison inmate who believes himself to be a god.