The “Lost birds” – the first Turkish film on the Armenian Genocide – may be nominated for Oscar in 11 nominations. The award ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016. The final list of contending films will be published on January 14, Ermenihaber.am reports, quoting Turkish Sabah daily.
The film was recently screened in Los Angeles and was warmly welcomed by the audience.
Co-director of the film Ela Alyamac said the film had an unprecedented success not only among common viewers, but also some scientific circles. “This inspired us to nominate the film for an Academy Award,” she said.
Written and directed by Armenian director Aren Perdeci and Turkish director Ela Alyamac, “Lost Birds” is a turning point for cinema in Turkey.