Khaled Abol Naga is not too happy "Villa 69" got the Oscars boot

Published October 23rd, 2014 - 07:04 GMT

With Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl officially entered in the Oscar's race for Best Foreign Language Film next year, Khaled Abol Naga's head is hanging low.

The Egyptian actor was really hoping his film "Villa 69" directed by Ayten Amin would be the country's prize film that would be pushed for the coveted Academy Award. Now sources are saying that he is angered at the committee in charge of making the decision to give his project the boot, deeming it all highly unjust. He even went so far as to say that they intentionally overlooked his film and had already made their decision before coming together.

According to Laha Magazine, the 18 member committee consisting that included directors Badr Khan, Ali Abdel Khaleq, Mohammad Al Najjar and others, picked the film "Fatat Al Masna" (Factory Girl) by director Mohammad Khan and starring Yasmine Raees, instead to compete in the Oscars.

Other films that also competed to participate in the Oscars included "Farsh wa Ghata" for director Ahmad Abdullah, "Al Feel Al Azrak" for director Marwan Hamed and "La Muwakhada" for Amro Salama.


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