Pakistani film 'Sawaan' to be among the 92 foreign language films in Oscar submissions

03:57 PM | 6 Oct, 2017
Pakistani film 'Sawaan' to be among the 92 foreign language films in Oscar submissions
The Pakistani film Sawaan, which is inspired by true events, has been submitted for best foreign film category for the Oscar awards.


The story woven for Sawaan is about a nine-year-old boy (Karam Hussein)  who is handicapped. Connected with the web of memories of his mother, the boy uncovers a dangerous journey home as his father abandons him and leaves him to die.

The director of the film is Farhan Alam, and it is written by Mashood Qadri. Sawaan has also bagged awards at Madrid International Film Festival for best foreign language, and best film and best director at the Social World Film Festival in Naples, Italy.

Other films submitted for the category include (with the list of respective directors):

Afghanistan, “A Letter to the President,” Roya Sadat

Albania, “Daybreak,” Gentian Koçi

Algeria, “Road to Istanbul,” Rachid Bouchareb

Argentina, “Zama,” Lucrecia Martel

Armenia, “Yeva,” Anahit Abad

Australia, “The Space Between,” Ruth Borgobello

Austria, “Happy End,” Michael Haneke

Azerbaijan, “Pomegranate Orchard,” Ilgar Najaf

Bangladesh, “The Cage,” Akram Khan

Belgium, “Racer and the Jailbird,” Michaël R. Roskam

Bolivia, “Dark Skull,” Kiro Russo

Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Men Don’t Cry,” Alen Drljevic

Brazil, “Bingo – The King of the Mornings,” Daniel Rezende

Bulgaria, “Glory,” Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva

Cambodia, “First They Killed My Father,” Angelina Jolie

Canada, “Hochelaga, Land of Souls,” François Girard

Chile, “A Fantastic Woman,” Sebastian Lelio

China, “Wolf Warrior 2,” Wu Jing

Colombia, “Guilty Men,” Ivan D. Gaona

Costa Rica, “The Sound of Things,” Ariel Escalante

Croatia, “Quit Staring at My Plate,” Hana Jusic

Czech Republic, “Ice Mother,” Bohdan Slama

Denmark, “You Disappear,” Peter Schonau Fog

Dominican Republic, “Woodpeckers,” Jose Maria Cabral

Ecuador, “Alba,” Ana Cristina Barragan

Egypt, “Sheikh Jackson,” Amr Salama

Estonia, “November,” Rainer Sarnet

Finland, “Tom of Finland,” Dome Karukoski

France, “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” Robin Campillo

Georgia, “Scary Mother,” Ana Urushadze

Germany, “In the Fade,” Fatih Akin

Greece, “Amerika Square,” Yannis Sakaridis

Haiti, “Ayiti Mon Amour,” Guetty Felin

Honduras, “Morazan,” Hispano Duron

Hong Kong, “Mad World,” Wong Chun

Hungary, “On Body and Soul,” Ildiko Enyedi

Iceland, “Under the Tree,” Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson

India, “Newton,” Amit V Masurkar

Indonesia, “Turah,” Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo

Iran, “Breath,” Narges Abyar

Iraq, “Reseba – The Dark Wind,” Hussein Hassan

Ireland, “Song of Granite,” Pat Collins

Israel, “Foxtrot,” Samuel Maoz

Italy, “A Ciambra,” Jonas Carpignano

Japan, “Her Love Boils Bathwater,” Ryota Nakano

Kazakhstan, “The Road to Mother,” Akhan Satayev

Kenya, “Kati Kati,” Mbithi Masya

Kosovo, “Unwanted,” Edon Rizvanolli

Kyrgyzstan, “Centaur,” Aktan Arym Kubat

Lao People’s Democratic Republic, “Dearest Sister,” Mattie Do

Latvia, “The Chronicles of Melanie,” Viestur Kairish

Lebanon, “The Insult,” Ziad Doueiri

Lithuania, “Frost,” Sharunas Bartas

Luxembourg, “Barrage,” Laura Schroeder

Mexico, “Tempestad,” Tatiana Huezo

Mongolia, “The Children of Genghis,” Zolbayar Dorj

Morocco, “Razzia,” Nabil Ayouch

Mozambique, “The Train of Salt and Sugar,” Licinio Azevedo

Nepal, “White Sun,” Deepak Rauniyar

Netherlands, “Layla M.,” Mijke de Jong

New Zealand, “One Thousand Ropes,” Tusi Tamasese

Norway, “Thelma,” Joachim Trier

Pakistan, “Saawan,” Farhan Alam

Palestine, “Wajib,” Annemarie Jacir

Panama, “Beyond Brotherhood,” Arianne Benedetti

Paraguay, “Los Buscadores,” Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori

Peru, “Rosa Chumbe,” Jonatan Relayze

Philippines, “Birdshot,” Mikhail Red

Poland, “Spoor,” Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik

Portugal, “Saint George,” Marco Martins

Romania, “Fixeur,” Adrian Sitaru

Russia, “Loveless,” Andrey Zvyagintsev

Senegal, “Félicité,” Alain Gomis

Serbia, “Requiem for Mrs. J.,” Bojan Vuletic

Singapore, “Pop Aye,” Kirsten Tan

Slovakia, “The Line,” Peter Bebjak

Slovenia, “The Miner,” Hanna A. W. Slak

South Africa, “The Wound,” John Trengove

South Korea, “A Taxi Driver,” Jang Hoon

Spain, “Summer 1993,” Carla Simon

Sweden, “The Square,” Ruben Östlund

Switzerland, “The Divine Order,” Petra Volpe

Syria, “Little Gandhi,” Sam Kadi

Taiwan, “Small Talk,” Hui-Chen Huang

Thailand, “By the Time It Gets Dark,” Anocha Suwichakornpong

Tunisia, “The Last of Us,” Ala Eddine Slim

Turkey, “Ayla: The Daughter of War,” Can Ulkay

Ukraine, “Black Level,” Valentyn Vasyanovych

United Kingdom, “My Pure Land,” Sarmad Masud

Uruguay, “Another Story of the World,” Guillermo Casanova

Venezuela, “El Inca,” Ignacio Castillo Cottin

Vietnam, “Father and Son,” Luong Dinh Dung.


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Pakistani rupee registers marginal gain against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 7 December 2023

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.76
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues; Check latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 7 December 2023

On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130. 

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Karachi PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Islamabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Peshawar PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Quetta PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sialkot PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Attock PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujranwala PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Jehlum PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Multan PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Bahawalpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujrat PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nawabshah PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Chakwal PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Hyderabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nowshehra PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sargodha PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Faisalabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Mirpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565


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