An apocalyptic world. A devastated city. One last survivor.
Lluís Quílez’s post-apocalyptic drama GRAFFITI (2015) joins the Oscars® 2017 list for live-action short of the year.* The film deals with universal themes of isolation and loneliness through the eyes of Edgar, played phenomenally by Oriol Pia, considered one of the best actors of his generation in Spain, as a character who subsists in a world where every day is the same until a mysterious person makes contact. This intense and atmospheric film was created and directed by Lluís Quílez and has been receiving both critical and audience acclaim, winning at various prestigious film festivals, including at the Oscar-qualifying Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Edgar has learned to survive on his own avoiding contaminated areas by the “incident” which destroyed life as we knew it. But Edgar’s routine is suddenly disrupted by the discovery of a will with graffitis by his bed. Just one word reveals the presence of another survivor: Anna.
GRAFFITI (2015) has been selected by over 50 festivals and has won over 20 awards including: Best European Short Film and Melies D’Argent at Sitges Film Festival, Best Film at Catacumba Film Festival, Best Narrative Short at 17th Woodstock Film Festival, Best Direction, Critics Award and Audience Award at Festival de Cinema Fantastic de Sant Cugat, Director’s Choice Award at Indie Flicks, Best Short Film at Best Short Competition (USA), and Best Short Film at the Boston Sci-Film Festival.
Director: Lluís Quílez
Writer(s): Lluís Quílez and Javier Gullon
Music: Arnau Bataller
Stars: Oriol Pia
Country: Spain | Ukraine
Runtime: 30 minutes
Language: English (with Subtitles)
The Academy also announced these “live-action” shorts in contention, listed by title, along with their production company:
· Bon Voyage, Marc Wilkins, director, and Joël Jent, producer (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduction)
· Ennemis Intérieurs, Sélim Azzazi, director (Qualia Films)
· Graffiti, Lluis Quilez, director (Participant Media, Euphoria Productions and Ainur Films)
· La Femme et le TGV, Timo von Gunten, director (arbel gmbh)
· Nocturne in Black, Jimmy Keyrouz, director (Columbia University)
· The Rifle, the Jackal, the Wolf and the Boy, Oualid Mouaness, director (Tricycle Logic)
· Silent Nights, Aske Bang, director, and Kim Magnusson, producer (M & M Productions)
· Sing (Mindenki), Kristof Deák, director (Meteor Filmstudio)
· Timecode, Juanjo Giménez, director (Nadir Films)
· The Way of Tea (Les Frémissements du Thé), Marc Fouchard, director, and Matthieu Devillers, producer (Existenz, BlackBox and P904)
Art and supplementary materials courtesy ©2016 of Lluís Quílez, Participant Media, Euphoria Productions and Ainur Films. All rights are reserved.