Instead of creating a list we are going all out on our Oscar predictions this year and predicting two films from the shortlists to win Academy Awards. Last year, we correctly predicted The Silent Child would win for Live Action Short and we believe these two special films will take home the Gold statues this year.
Madre, directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen
This film is quite simply filmmaking at its best and by far the best film that we have seen in a long long time. From the moment the films opens with a mother and daughter inside a Spanish apartment you will be glued to the screen. The lead actress (Marto Nieto) receives a call from her little boy (Alvaro Balas) who has lost his father and is all alone on a beach in France, will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole way through. The acting is impeccable, as is the directing and cinematography.
MADRE – Trailer from CABALLO FILMS on Vimeo.
Lost and Found, directed by Andrew Goldsmith and Bradley Slabe
This magical little film is competing against some big studios for the Oscars this year, but we believe it will go all the way to the top. We dare you not to shed a little tear and let out a few ‘ooo’s’ when you watch the love story between a knitted fox and a dinosaur. The film portrays a message to never give up and that true love prevails. We don’t want to give a spoiler for this film other than the fox falls in a barrel of water and the dinosaur risks its life to try to save it, so watch it for yourself and when you do we will guarantee you will fall in love!
Lost & Found – Trailer from Samuel Lewis on Vimeo.