The Lebanese film "Issue No. 23" or "The Insult", by Ziad Douiri, reached the short list of Oscar nominations, the best foreign film 2017, to be the only Arab film in the 9 films included in the list.
The film starring Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Diamond Bo Aboud and Rita Hayek, deals with the story of a transient conflict between a Christian man and a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon that is rapidly evolving into a case before the court. Political situation in the country.
The film took part in numerous festivals during 2017, including the Venice Film Festival, which gave the entire Pasha the best actor award.
In addition to Issue 23, Thursday's list included 8 films from Chile, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Russia, Senegal, South Africa and Sweden.
The preliminary list of 92 Oscars from around the world is entitled to nominate one of their films for the award, which is awarded to films produced outside the United States.
The Academy of American Film Arts and Sciences, the final list of the three competing films for the award, will be announced on 23 January 2018.
The 90th Academy Awards will be held on March 4 in Hollywood.