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'The Last Color' enters the Oscar run for 2020

by Gehna Kapany


Celebrity- chef Vikas Khanna's debut 'The Last Color' is one among the 344 films that have been submitted under the Feature Film category for the 92nd Oscars and is under review. 



‘The Last Color’ is a heart-wrenching tale of boundless friendship between a nine-year-old tight-rope walker and flower seller, Chhoti and Noor (Neena Gupta), a widow whose austere white saree symbolises a life of total abstinence and social proscription from festivities, especially Holi, the festival of colours. The film chronicles their spiritual bond over the years as they contest archaic social systems.

Following its world premiere at the 2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival, ‘The Last Color’ has already travelled to over a dozen festivals and has won the Audience Award and the Director’s Vision Award at the Indian Film Festival Stuttgart. The film also opened the Discovering India section at MAMI, where it had its India premiere.  Towards October end, it had its theatrical release in Los Angeles. 

The list of official Academy nominations will be announced on January 13 and the Oscars this year will be held on February 9.