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FNE Oscar Watch 2018: Slovenia Selects The Miner as Oscar Candidate

2017-09-19
The Miner by Hanna Slak The Miner by Hanna Slak

LJUBLJANA: Hanna Slak’s third feature film The Miner / Rudar has been chosen as the official candidate from Slovenia for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The film is a Slovenian/Croatian/German coproduction.

The Miner tells the story of a miner from the Zasavje coal region, who, instructed to open a sealed mining shaft, finds much more behind the wall than an abandoned mine. Through the eyes of an immigrant the film unveils the dark side of recent Slovenian history, seeking a solution for the complex conflicts between the people and the miner's warm humanity.

The Miner was produced by Siniša Juričić and Miha Knific through the Croatian and Slovenian branches of Nukleus Film, in coproduction with Michel Balague through VOLTE Germany. The project was supported by the Slovenian Film Center and Viba film.

The film will be domestically released by 2i Film on 28 September 2017.

The 90th Oscars will be held on 4 March 2018.