Oscars: Poland's 'Ida' named Best Foreign Language Film
Los Angeles: Polish drama 'Ida', after scooping the Best Film Not In The English Language trophy at the BAFTA Awards, Sunday night was named the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards ceremony.
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Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, 'Ida' tells the story of a young woman preparing to become a nun, who is sent from her convent home into the secular world to spend several days with her only relative. The trip brings her into contact with experiences outside her sheltered world, and will lead her to knowledge that may shake her sense of her own identity.
The movie was competing in the Best Foreign Language Film category for an Academy Award with nominees including 'Leviathan' (Russia), 'Tangerines' (Estonia), 'Timbuktua' (Mauritania) and 'Wild Tales' (Argentina).
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India's entry for the category this year was 'Liar's Dice', which failed to make the cut in the short-list. The movie is a road drama about a tribal woman's journey to find her missing husband, is the debut film of Geetu Mohandas. It stars Geetanjali Thapa and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles.
India has never won an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The last Indian film that made it to the final five nominees was Ashutosh Gowariker's "Lagaan" for the 74th Academy Awards in 2003. "Mother India" and "Salaam Bombay" are the other two Indian films to have made it to the top five.