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PVR Pictures brings four 2011 Oscar nominations to India

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Published: Friday, February 4, 2011, 11:23 [IST]

PVR Pictures, the flagship film production and arm of PVR Ltd; is proud to be associated with four leading Oscar nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards. Brought down exclusively for Indian audiences, all four International titles will screen in the first quarter of the year.

Nominated for Best Actor in Leading Role (Javier Bardem) and Best Foreign Film is Biutiful while Rabbit Hole has received a nomination for Nicole Kidman as Best Actress in Leading Role. The Way Back will vie it"s chance to win for Best Make Up & Another Year has been picked for Best Writing for Original Screenplay.

Contending for actor in a leading role, Javier Bardem said, 'I am truly honored for this nomination; and deeply thankful to the Academy members for their trust and support. Also to all of those who showed their support to my work in Biutiful I express my heartfelt gratitude. I am very happy for Alejandro and everyone who has made possible the special movie we made together. It's really a huge honor to have been nominated in a non-English speaking performance.

Kamal Gianchandani, President, PVR Pictures added, “Our approach at PVR Pictures is to handpick movies that have hard hitting actor performances, substantial and unique content or brilliance in reproducing the vision of the script into celluloid. Each of the four Oscar nominations have been chosen exclusively for our Indian audiences and it pleases us to see that our constant effort over the past year to acquire distribution rights for films that we believe are a must watch in India has resulted so well. While we wish all four films the very best, we do hope that everyone in India enjoys watching them."

PVR Pictures shares close associations with leading Hollywood Studios like Summit, Focus, Exclusive, Affinity and more that has helped offer Indian cinemas a perfect value package doubled with screenplay and quality. The Twilight Saga is a product of Summit, a sequel of which is scheduled to hit Indian cinemas later this year. Focus has produced Biutiful & Another Year, Exclusive - The Way Back and Affinity - Rabbit Hole.

About the four Oscar nominated movies:

Another Year

Release Date: January 21st 2011

Another Year is a soul touching film by British directorial veteran Mike Leigh who is known for films such as Secrets & Lies (1996), Vera Drake (2004) and Happy Go Lucky (2008). He is known to provide a “slice of life" through his films with this being no exception to his emotional genre.

Biutiful

Release Date: February 4th 2011

This is an unconventional depiction of a love story between a father and his children. Biutiful is an impressively directed and superbly written, aesthetically shot portraying the powerful emotional drama with a terrific central performance from Javier Bardem.

Rabbit Hole

Release Date: February 18th 2011

The Nicole Kidman starrer is the much awaited family drama of the year, unraveling the most complex relationship of a happily married couple coping with the death of their young son in an accident. This movie is based on a Pulitzer Prize winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by John Cameron Mitchell.

The Way Back

Release Date: February 25th 2011

Collin Farell stars in a daring reconstruction of a daring escape in the 1941 Siberian Gulag during World War II. The Way Back is an epic tale which may have been merely inspired from the true story. Nevertheless, this is a robustly made picture, heartfelt, well executed with an exhilarating sense of reach and narrative ambition. It stars Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan, and Mark Strong.

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