'Jallikattu' out of Oscars race

New Delhi: Filmmaker Lijo Jose Pellissery's 'Jallikattu', India's official entry in the Best International Feature category at the 93rd Academy Awards, is out of the Oscars race.

The Malayalam-language movie is not part of the shortlist of 15 features that will be vying for a spot in the final five, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced on Wednesday.

Thomas Vinterberg's 'Another Round', starring Mads Mikkelson, has made it to shortlist that also include Andrei Konchalovsky's 'Dear Comrades!' (Russia), Agnieszka Holland's 'Charlatan' (Czech Republic) and two documentaries -- 'The Mole Agent' from Chile and 'Collective' from Romania.

The other contenders are 'Quo Vadis, Aida?' (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 'Two of Us' (France), 'La Llorona' (Guatemala), 'Better Days' (Hong Kong), 'Sun Children' (Iran), 'Night of the Kings' (Ivory Coast), 'I'm No Longer Here' (Mexico), 'Hope' (Norway), 'A Sun' (Taiwan) and 'The Man Who Sold His Skin' (Tunisia).



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