Awards season has almost begun, the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild announcing this year’s nominations. Of course, there are huge amounts of anticipation for the crowning jewel, the Oscars. On Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the shortlist for best foreign-language film, whittling down the 92 submitted movies to just none and Khacha, which was selected to represent Bangladesh at the 90th edition of the Academy Awards to be held in Los Angeles on March 4, 2018, missed the spot.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that the satire hasn’t progressed to the top nine-film line-up despite winning accolades back home. A Fantastic Woman (Chile), In The Fade (Germany), On Body And Soul (Hungary), Foxtrot (Israel), The Insult (Lebanon), Loveless (Russia), Felicite (Senegal), The Wound (South Africa) and The Square (Sweden) have made the cut and will proceed to the next round of voting.
Khacha was produced by local powerhouse, Impress Telefilms. The company was also behind recent Bangladesh Oscar submissions The Unnamed (2016), Jalal’s Story (2015) and Third Person Singular Number (2010). The cast of Khacha includes Joya Ahsan, Azad Abul Kalam and Mamunur Rashid.