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

The horror-thriller Dearest Sister has been selected by Laos as its first submission for the Academy Awards foreign-language category.

The film is directed by Mattie Do, one of Asia’s hottest filmmakers.

The story follows an 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 Selection Committee, made up of six Laos film professionals.