Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh 2019, Gully Boy, based on the Mumbai underground rap scene, were a great success. Directed by Zoya Akhtar, the film was the perfect package with great songs, great performances, well-shot sequences and strong dialogue.
No wonder the film has become India’s official gateway to the 92nd Academy Awards this year. However, we now know that the film did not arrive in the list of 10 films selected in the new category Best international feature film. The top five nominees will be released on January 13, 2020. The last time a Bollywood film arrived in the top 5 was in 2001, the character of Aamir Khan Lagaan.
Notable films on the shortlist include The Painted Bird (Czech Republic), Les Misérables (France), Atlantics (Senegal), Parasite (South Korea) and Pain and Glory (Spain). Here is the complete list of films shortlisted for the best international feature film:
Czech Republic, the painted bird
Estonia, truth and justice
France, Les Misérables
Hungary, those who stayed
North Macedonia, Honeyland
Poland, Corpus Christi
South Korea, Parasite
Spain, pain and glory