Short Term 12

Destin Cretton, USA 2013, 96’

Right from the start, Cretton throws us into a scene where drama lurks below the humorous veneer and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the final credits – no wonder the script won the Academy Nicholl Fellowship. This story about teens in a correctional center is excellent at dosing emotional nuances and offers a generous amount of empathy without being grimly serious. The film reviews their overwhelming problems mainly through the perspective of Grace (Brie Larson) who runs the center. Her private affairs turn out to be dangerously close to her professional matters in a film that manages to provide a sensitive though not sentimental view of the disadvantaged.



2013 Locarno International FF - Najlepsza rola kobieca / Best Actress (Brie Larson), Wyróżnienie / Special Mention, Nagroda jury młodzieżowego / Junior Jury Award, Nagroda ekumeniczna / Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Destin Cretton

Destin Cretton was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii. He has written and directed several short films including Longbranch: A Suburban Parable (2002), Bartholomew’s Song (2006), Deacon’s Mondays (2007) and Short Term 12, which won the US Jury prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was short-listed for the 2010 Academy Awards, prompting the director to shoot a feature version. His feature film debut I Am Not a Hipster premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Along with his narrative work, Destin Cretton has also directed two feature-length documentaries: Drakmar: A Vassal’s Journey, which won the Best Documentary Award at the 2006 Comic-Con, and Born Without Arms.



2002 Longbranch: A Suburban Parable (kr. m. / short)

2006  Bartholomew's Song (kr. m. / short)

2006 Drakmar: A Vassal’s Journey (dok. / doc.)

2007 Deacon’s Mondays (kr. m. / short)

2008 Short Term 12 (kr. m. / short)

2009 Born Without Arms (dok. / doc.)

2012 I Am Not a Hipster

2013 Przechowalnia numer 12 / Short Term 12

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director Destin Cretton
screenplay Destin Cretton
cinematography Brett Pawlak
editing Nat Sanders
music Joel P. West
cast Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek
producer Frederick W. Green, Douglas Stone, David Kaplan
production Animal Kingdom, Traction Media
sales Memento Films International
language English
coloration colour
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