OSCAR foreign film nominations have been announced, and Spain’s contender is not among them.

Living is easy with eyes closed – which picked up six Goyas – is the true story of a Spanish teacher’s trip to meet John Lennon in Almeria.

Oscar contenders that pipped the Spanish entry to the post are Iva, Russian film Leviathan, Estonian-Georgian film Tangerines, Mauritania’s entry Timbuktu and Argentinian Wild Tales.