The Film Federation of India has announced India’s official entry to the Oscars 2023. The Gujarati film, Chhello Show, which is titled Last Film Show in English, has been selected as India’s official entry to the 95th Academy Awards. It has been selected in the Best International Feature Film category.
Last Film Show (Chhello Show) had its world premiere as the opening film at Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film Festival and has won multiple awards across various international film festivals, including the Golden Spike at the 66th Valladolid Film Festival in Spain, where it also enjoyed commercial success during its theatrical run.
Chhello Show will release in theatres on October 14 in India. Chhello Show is a coming-of-age drama, which revolves around a 9-year-old boy who resides in a remote village in India and his love affair with cinema. The film shows how the little boy spends a summer watching films from the projection booth. The film is directed by Pan Nalin.