8 year old Joe has a Birthday he will never forget. After friends bully him, he sneaks off to the sick bay, wishing everyone in the world would go away. He wakes up to find his dream may have become a reality.
Quiet and sincere 9-year-old Sam is worried about making his first confession. His conscience is clear, therefore he cannot hope for any relief from the experience. He and his friend Jacob ... See full summary »
Wordless story about a man who awakes in his bed wearing his clothes (including a check vest). He rises, washes his face, combs his hair, and heads for work across the street at a copy shop... See full summary »
A sweet old lady is living alone in her farm, waiting for the arrival of death to meet her beloved husband again. One night, while sleeping, her life fades out and she is invited to cross ... See full summary »
Herr Hoffman parks his late-model car in a lot across from his corner office on the top floor. Each day, he puts a coin in the cup of a beggar who stands in front of the building. One day, ... See full summary »
No wonder it was nominated for an Oscar! This pieces reaches back to the roots of cinema, relying less on words than imagery to evoke the world of this piece. At the same time, the few words it chooses are of paramount importance to the short. It is this kind of intelligent economic use of language and image that distinguishes this short from amongst a very crowded field of competitors.
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