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Pakistani horror movie 'In Flames' faces Oscars snub

09:35 PM | 22 Dec, 2023
Pakistani horror movie 'In Flames' faces Oscars snub
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The excitement for the upcoming 96th Oscars ceremony reached new heights with the recent release of shortlists in 10 categories by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Greta Gerwig's innovative meta-comedy, "Barbie," emerged as a frontrunner, securing five mentions across various categories, including sound and original song submissions from renowned artists like Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, along with an original score from the latter duo.

In the international feature category, expected contenders found their place with minimal surprises, including the U.K.'s "The Zone of Interest" and Spain's "Society of the Snow." However, the absence of notable entries like Romania’s "Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World" and Chile’s "The Settlers" did not go unnoticed. Notably, Pakistan's official entry, "In Flames," failed to secure a spot in the shortlist.

Selected by the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee (PASC), "In Flames," directed by Zarrar Kahn and produced by Anam Abbas, presents a chilling horror feature set in Karachi. The narrative unfolds as a haunting tale following the demise of a family head, where a mother and daughter grapple with disrupted lives tormented by both tangible and spectral entities.

Despite missing the Oscars shortlist, "In Flames" stands out for its representation of Pakistani cinema on the global stage. PASC Chairperson Mohammed Ali Naqvi expressed pride in the film's selection, emphasizing its brilliance and contribution to the evolving narrative of Pakistani cinema.

Director Zarrar Kahn conveyed his honour at the film's recognition by Pakistan's Oscar committee, highlighting its significance despite challenges in local distribution. "In Flames" has garnered acclaim at renowned film festivals worldwide, resonating as a poignant call to action against patriarchy while championing the resilience of communities and offering a powerful testament to Pakistan's cinematic prowess.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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