Guwahati, December 18,2018:
Assam film ‘Village Rockstars’, India’s official entry for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ has bowed out of the Oscar race after an initial round of voting. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced on its official website that nine films are through to the next round.
Among the eighty-seven pictures originally considered, the ones who have made the progression to the next round are: Birds of Passage (Colombia), The Guilty (Denmark), Never Look Away (Germany), Shoplifters (Japan), Ayka (Kazakhstan), Capernaum (Lebanon), Roma (Mexico), Cold War (Poland) and Burning (South Korea).
‘Village Rockstars’ made headlines when it became the first Assamese film to be submitted as India’s official entry at the Oscars. The film is about a girl living in a remote rural village with aspirations of become a rock musician. The film had earlier been honoured with the ‘Swarna Kamal’ at the 65th National Film Awards on April 13 this year.