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India’s official entry ‘Pebbles’ out of Oscars 2022 race, Rintu Thomas’s ‘Writing with Fire’ remains hopeful

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Oscars 2022 Indias official entry Koozhangal pebbles out of race Rintu Thomas Writing with Fire in spot

Highlights

  • The Academy announced the shortlist in 10 categories, including the International Feature Film category.
  • Producer director Vignesh Shivan of ‘Pebbles’ expressed disappointment over ‘Pebbles’ not being shortlisted.

Director PS. Vinothraj’s ‘Pebbles’ has failed to make it to the next round of Oscars. The film failed to make it to the shortlist of 15 finalists in the International Feature Film category, the Academy of Motion Pictures announced early Wednesday.

Producer director Vignesh Shivan of ‘Pebbles’ expressed disappointment over ‘Pebbles’ not being shortlisted.

He tweeted, “Checking whether our film makes it to the list is a big achievement, yes! But still! The joy and pride we could have brought to independent cinema makers like us would have been remarkable, if We would have made it to the next list.”

The Academy announced the shortlist in 10 categories, including the International Feature Film category.

The films that made the shortlist in this category are ‘Great Freedom’ (Austria), ‘Playground’ (Belgium), ‘Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom’ (Bhutan), ‘Flea’ (Denmark), ‘Compartment No. 6’ (Finland), ‘I’m Your Man’ (Germany), ‘Lamb’ (Iceland), ‘A Hero’ (Iran), ‘The Hand of God’ (Italy), ‘Drive My Car’ (Japan), ‘Hive ‘ (Kosovo), ‘Prayers for the Stolen’ (Mexico), ‘The Worst Person in the World’ (Norway), ‘Plaza Catedral’ (Panama) and ‘The Good Boss’ (Spain).

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