Utopia, an Afghan drama directed by Hassan Nazer and produced by Malalai Zikria, has been selected
Afghan Film 'Utopia' Selected For Oscar
Utopia, an Afghan drama directed by Hassan Nazer and produced by Malalai Zikria, has been selected as the Afghan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards in the United States next year.
The producer and actress in the lead role, Malalai Zikria, said the movie was filmed in Afghanistan, India and Scotland.
"The 95-minute film is about a woman whose husband is paralyzed. She tries to have a child and struggles to make her dreams come true," she said.
"This movie is related to all Afghanistan and it has been nominated on behalf of Afghanistan. Hopefully it will win for Afghanistan and particularly for the country's cinema [industry]," she added.
Meanwhile, judges who selected the film as a foreign language entry, say they chose it because of its high standard and that it met international criteria.
"Utopia meets international standards as per professionalism, picture and story, and it was selected for an Oscar," said Engineer Latif, director and former head of Afghan Film.
Utopia already has a string of nominations for other awards and has already brought home some titles.
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