What is life? With The Neighbors’ Window, American director Marshall Curry seems to want to tell us that it’s that thing that happens to you when you’re too busy looking at other people’s lives.
The Neighbors’ Window is a live-action short film, winner of an Oscar in 2020, which is inspired by a true story, told by Diane Weipert in the episode entitled The Living Room of the very popular podcast Love + Radio.
The short film tells the story of Alli, a young mother of three young children who feels unsupported by her husband and is completely sucked into the routine. One day, however, their lives are turned upside down by the arrival of a young couple in the apartment across the street. Alli and her husband spend hours watching the lives of their new neighbors until something happens that will cause Alli to reevaluate what she has that she didn’t know how to appreciate.