Renowned filmmaker Deepa Mehta's upcoming feature film 'Funny Boy' will represent Canada at the 93rd Academy Awards under the Best International Film category. This is the second time Deepa Mehta's film has competed in this category. Mehta's film 'Water' was nominated for an Oscar in the International Feature Film category in 2007.
The film 'Funny Boy' is based on the novel of Shyam Selvadurai written in 1994 by the same name. The film tells the story of a young man's experience in Sri Lanka in the mid-to-late 80s between the Tamils and the Sihalis. "We are confident that members of Deepa Mehta's 'Funny Boy' academy are the same," said Krista Dickerson, executive director of 'Telefilm Canada', which chaired the Canadian selection committee to decide the country's entry for the Oscars. Will like, the way his brilliant film 'Water' was liked in 2007. ''
Raised in New Delhi and living in Toronto, Mehta believes that 'Funny Boy' creates hope in a divided world. She thanked him for nominating 'Funny Boy' for the Oscars. The film is written by Mehta and Selvadurai. Earlier this month, it was announced that Hollywood filmmaker Ava DuVernage's 'Array Releasing' has bought the rights to 'Funny Boy' and will be released on December 10 at select theater theaters and on Netflix.