Watch ‘The Neighbor’s Window’, the 2020 Oscar-winning short film
The Neighbors’ Window, the 2019 American short film written and directed by Marshall Curry, offers a tale of emotional voyeurism.
The film, which was inspired by a true story by Diane Weipert, stars Maria Dizzia, Greg Keller, Juliana Canfield and Bret Lada and won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film during the 2020 Oscars ceremony.
Weipert’s incredible true story was first revealed during the podcast Love and Radio and caught the attention of director Curry and producers Briana Breen and Brendan Baker.
“The short film tells the story of Alli, a mother of young children who has grown frustrated with her daily routine and husband,” the synopsis reads. “But her life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment.”
The film is delivered in a typically brilliant stylistic form by Curry, toying the emotional and social acceptability line with a powerful impact. The Neighbors’ Window is an unexpected story of empathy, one of personal security and self-reflection driven by a pure and powerful sense of storytelling.