Hanoi founder film fails to compete at Oscar

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Khat vong Thang Long (Thang Long's aspiration), a film about the king who founded the capital city of Hanoi, could not take a spot in the competition for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards.

The film was out of nine finalists which was revealed on January 19, including Bullhead (Belgium), Monsieur Lazhar (Canada), Superclásico (Denmark), Pina (Germany), A Separation (Iran), Footnote (Israel), Omar Killed Me (Morocco), In Darkness (Finland) and Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Taiwan).

The nine films have defeated 54 entries, including Khat Vong Thang Long, which were submitted in the first audition taking place from mid October, 2011 to January 13, 2012.

The five official nominations will be announced on January 24, 2012.

The annual 84th Academy Awards will be held at Kodak Theater in Los Angeles on February 26, 2012.

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