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  • Egyptian Film ‘The Square’ Gets Oscar Nomination


    Egypt will make a rare appearance at the Academy Awards, with documentary, ‘The Square‘, up for nomination in this year’s Best Documentary Feature category.

    Having made waves on the festival circuit and received limited cinema release in the US last year, the documentary is in with a real chance of picking up the prize, but is up against some equally excellent films; The Act of Killing, Cutie and the Boxer, Dirty Wars and 20 Feet from Stardom.

    The nomination is the cherry on top of what has been a huge year for director, Cairo-born Harvard graduate, Jehane Noujaim, with the documentary also having received awards at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival.

    This years Oscars will take place on Sunday 2nd of March; tune in, and cross your fingers!