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Bangladesh picks ‘Circle’ for Oscar

Country selects pic for foreign-language film race

The Bangladesh Federation of Film Societies has selected Golam Rabbani Biplob’s “Beyond the Circle” (Britter bairey) to rep the country in the Academy’s foreign-language film race. Biplob’s helming debut “On the Wings of Dreams” was the country’s 2007 choice.

Released in September, pic centers on a naïve rural flute player who gets taken for a ride.

The Impress Telefilm production, starring Jayanto Chattopadhyay, unspooled in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema section last month.

The closing date for submissions to the foreign language category was Oct. 1. Nominations will be announced Feb. 2 and the Academy Awards take place on March 7.

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