Oscar 2018: Dearest Sister, Laos First Submission for the Best Foreign Film Language Oscar

Horror-thriller, “Dearest Sister” has been selected by Laos as its first submission of a film for the Academy Awards foreign-language category.

The film is directed by Mattie Do, one of Asia’s hottest new film-making talents.

The story follows an in impoverished young woman who moves to the city to take care of a wealthy older cousin. The older woman is losing her sight, but increasingly able to communicate with ghosts who provide them with a helpful set of numbers.

The submission decision was taken by a newly formed AMPAS Selection Committee, made up of six Laos film professionals.

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