Unfortunately,Vetri Maran’s Visaranai-India’s Official entry to Oscar is out from the race.Directed by Vetrimaran starring Dinesh,Samuthrakani the movie was well received among the critics and was nominated to Oscar officially by India.
Oscar has two phase selections.One will occur during November and December.The screening will have several academy members and finally they will select few films for the final phase.Out of 85 films,only 9 films are processed to the next phase that includes:
1..Canada, “It’s Only the End of the World” – director Xavier Dolan
2.Denmark, “Land of Mine” – director Martin Zandvliet
3.Australia, “Tanna” – directors Bentley Dean, Martin Butler
4.Russia, “Paradise” – director Andrei Konchalovsky
5.Germany, “Toni Erdmann” – director Maren Ade
6.Switzerland, “My Life as a Zucchini” – director Claude Barras.
7.Iran, “The Salesman” – director Asghar Farhadi
8.Norway, “The King’s Choice” – director Erik Poppe
9.Sweden, “A Man Called Ove” – director Hannes Holm