New Delhi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Film Federation announced the Gujarati film Chhello Show to represent the country at the 95th Academy Awards in the category of best international film.
Chhello Show, which is titled Last function of cinema in Spanish, is a drama that revolves around Samay, a nine-year-old boy who lives with his family in a remote village in India, who was mesmerized when he discovered cinema for the first time. time.
Against her father’s wishes, Samay returns to the movie theater every day and befriends the projectionist, who in exchange for food lets her watch free movies all summer from the projection booth, and her fondness for the so-called seventh Art.
Chhello Show, by director Pan Nalin, was world-premiered as the opening film at the Tribeca Film Festival and won several awards at various international events, including the Golden Spike at the 66th Valladolid Film Festival, Spain.
Starring Bhavin Rabari (Samay boy), Vikas Bata, Richa Meena, Bhavesh Shrimali, Dipen Raval and Rahul Koli, the story is set against the backdrop of the massive transition from celluloid to digital technology.
It is the second time, after 2013’s The Good Road, that a Gujarati film has made the cut at the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards.
Last year, filmmaker Vinothraj PS’s Tamil drama Koozhangal (Pebbles) was India’s official Oscar nominee but failed to make the shortlist.
The last local film to qualify among the final five contestants was Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Lagaan in 2001.