SHINJUKU CINEMA SQUARE 21 by ShortShorts, This week we are screening “Helium“.
February 26th (Mon.) to March 4th (Sun.).
Duration is 24minutes
The 86th (2014) Academy Awards® Winner for Best Short (Live Action)
Director:Anders Walter/Danmark/Drama/ 2013 / 23:00
The boy Alfred is hospitalized and dying, but through the stories about Helium – a magical fantasy world where people go when they need “the deep sleep” – told by the hospital’s eccentric janitor, Enzo, Alfred regains the joy and happiness of his life and finds a safe haven away from daily life. Together they explore the possibilities of Helium and their imagination. When Alfred gets worse and is transferred to a closed unit at the hospital, Enzo sneaks into Alfred’s room to tell the last of the stories about Helium – he needs to tell Alfred how you get to Helium.