Dec 18, 2015
By Andy Johnson
When the Oscar for best foreign language film is handed out February 28th, there won’t be any Canadians rushing on stage to accept.
The one Canadian film that was in the running has been eliminated from further consideration.
Maxime Giroux’s “Felix et Meira” was selected as Canada’s Oscar hopeful in the best foreign-language film category, but didn’t make the latest cut of nine films that will advance to the next round of voting.
“Felix et Meira” deals with the unusual romance between a married Orthodox Jewish woman and a young man mourning his father’s death in Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood.