Water crashes out of Oscar race
Deepa Mehta’s “Water” has lost the Oscar race for best foreign film to Germany’s “The Lives Of Others” at the 79th annual Academy Awards.
“Pan’s Labyrinth”, a fable set in wartime Spain and directed by Mexican filmmaker Guilermo del Toro, and considered a hot rival to “Water” won three Oscars Sunday – for art direction, achievement in makeup and cinematography.
The other foreign film nominees include Algerian “Days of Glory” and Denmark’s “After the Wedding”, which begins in an Indian orphanage,
“Water”, a Canadian entry, revolves around Indian widows while “The Lives of Others” tells of East Germany’s secret police – the Ministerium fur Staatssicherheit, or Stasi – and its surveillance of artists during the Cold War.