The Indian Gujarati film Chhello Show, titled Last Film Show in English, has made it to the Oscars shortlist in the Best International Film category. India’s other film RRR is still on the wishlist for nominations in other categories.
The shortlist in the foreign film category includes 15 films: Bardo by Alejandro González Iñárritu, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths together with Holy Spider (Denmark), All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany), Saint Omer (France), Corsage ( Austria), EO (Poland), Return to Seoul (Cambodia), Decision to Withdraw (South Korea), Closure (Belgium) and Argentina, 1985 (Argentina). Joyland from Pakistan is their first film to be shortlisted in the category.
Directed by Pan Nalin, Last Film Show is a coming-of-age drama starring Bhavin Rabari, Bhavesh Shrimali, Richa Meena, Dipen Raval and Paresh Mehta. Little actor Rahul Koli died of cancer in October.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday announced the shortlists in 10 categories for the 95th Academy Awards, including feature documentary, international film, makeup and hairstyling, score, original song, sound, visual effects and short. Nominations for all categories will be announced on January 24. The 95th Academy Awards will be held on March 12.
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