A record of 71 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards. About ten movies will be selected as nominees on January 10, 2013, and the official Oscar presentation will take place on February 24, 2013.
RAMIN, by Audrius Stonys, tells the story of Ramin, a former wrestling champ famous throughout the territory of the ex-URSS. Better known under his pseudonym, Fantomas, he became a celebrity when he won seven matches in just fifty-five seconds. The filmmaker witnesses Ramin's painful secret: at the age of 75, he is still waiting for the love of his life. An epic and poetic film on the art of living.
RAMIN was screened as a world premiere in the International Competition for medium length movies during Visions du Réel 2011.