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ENTERTAINMENT Academy awards: Visaranai not in top 9 foreign movies in Oscar shortlist

Academy awards: Visaranai not in top 9 foreign movies in Oscar shortlist

India’s dream for Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film ends as Visaranai, India’s entry for this year, did not advance to the top nine, as reported by AFP.


By Lafdatv - February 14, 2018



India’s dream for Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film ends as Visaranai, India’s entry for this year, did not advance to the top nine, as reported by AFP.

Visaranai is one of the 85 films submitted for Oscar consideration from around the world. It’s a Tamil crime drama that released last February. Produced by Tamil star Dhanush, Visaranai is directed by Vetrimaaran and stars Dinesh.

Visaranai has won three prizes at the National Awards this year – Best Tamil Feature Film, Best Supporting Actor and Best Editing.

The final cut of five are announced with the rest of the Oscar nominations, expected on January 24.

Asghar Farhadi, director of Iranian film "A Separation" accepts the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 26, 2012, Image courtesy: reutersmedia.net

Asghar Farhadi, director of Iranian film “A Separation” accepts the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 26, 2012, Image courtesy: reutersmedia.net

The shortlist of 9 films chosen for the Best Foreign Language Film category this year include Toni Erdmann from Germany, a comic depiction of a troubled father-daughter relationship. The film, which has already won several European film awards, has been nominated for a Golden Globe in the foreign film category.

The Salesman from Iran is one of the nine films that have advanced. Its director Asghar Farhadi won the foreign language Oscar for his 2011 movie A Separation. Also on the shortlist are Cannes Grand Prix winner It’s Only the End of the World from Canada, Tannafrom Australia, Land Of Mine from Denmark, The King’s Choice from Norway, Paradise from Russia, A Man Called Ove from Sweden and My Life As A Zucchinifrom Switzerland.

Paul Verhoeven’s French drama Elle and Pablo Larrain’s biopic Neruda were snubbed.

Meanwhile, A R Rahman is on the two music longlists for his work on Pele: Birth Of A Legend.

Featured image courtesy: stage3.in


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