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Tatsumi Film Excluded from Oscar Foreign Film Shortlist

posted on by Joseph First

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the short list of foreign-language films for the 84th Academy Awards on Wednesday, and Eric Khoo's animated adaption of Yoshihiro Tatsumi's A Drifting Life autobiographical manga did not appear. The film screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival in May, and Singapore submitted the film for Oscar consideration last year.

The manga is based on a semi-autobiographical account of Tatsumi's struggle to make a living after World War II. A Drifting Life originally shipped in Japan in November of 2008 as a two-volume series. The manga since won two Eisner awards in 2010. Tatsumi was also nominated to enter the Eisner Hall of Fame that year, but was not selected.

The 84th Academy Awards will be held on February 26.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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