'Rebelle' makes short list for Oscar nomination
Filmmaker Kim Nguyen poses for a photo as he promotes the movie "Rebelle" during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)
Published Friday, December 21, 2012 12:18PM EST
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- "Rebelle" from Montreal-born director Kim Nguyen is continuing on the road to an Academy Award.
The film has made a list of nine titles that will vie for the Oscar for best foreign-language film.
"Rebelle" -- "War Witch" in English -- is about child soldiers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Seventy-one films had initially qualified in the foreign-language category.
The other eight films left in the race are Austria's "Amour"; Chile's "No"; Denmark's "A Royal Affair"; France's "The Intouchables"; Iceland's "The Deep"; Norway's "Kon-Tiki"; Romania's "Beyond the Hills" and Switzerland's "Sister."
A short list of five nominees will be announced Jan. 10. The Oscars take place Feb. 24.