At the 93rd Academy Awards, the documentary short Colette won an award in its category. Directed by Anthony Giacchino, Colette was produced by Oculus Studio and Respawn Entertainment (Electronic Arts) for the Virtual Reality Game Documentary Gallery Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond.
Colette allows the video game industry to win its very first Oscar! It is also possible to watch the 25-minute short film for free on The Guardian’s YouTube channel.
“Colette Marin-Catherine, 90, confronts her past on her way to the German Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp where her brother was assassinated. As a young girl, she fought the Nazis alongside the French Resistance. She had refused to set foot in Germany for 74 years. But this claim is turned upside down when Lucie, a young history student, enters his life. Prepared to reopen old wounds and revisit the terrors of her past, Colette offers us all essential life lessons. ” – The Guardian (Youtube)
As for Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, the game was received poorly by gamers and critics alike, with an average rating of 67 on Metacritic. Several have complained about the 170 GB required to install to run the game.