CEE Completes Oscar Roster

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    PRAGUE: The final list of entrees vying for Oscar nominations in the Best Foreign Language Film category includes the recent Slovenian hit and Venice FEDORA winner Class Enemy directed by Rok Bicek and produced by Triglav Film, and Estonian director Veiko Ounpou’s “anti-Western” Free Range produced by Homeless Bob Production.

    Lithuania submitted the minimalist Lithuanian documentary Conversations on Serious Topics directed by Giedre Beinoriute and produced by Monoklis. Poland’s entry is the Venice-screened Wałęsa. Man of Hope directed by Andrzej Wajda and produced by Akson Studio. The Czech Republic pinned its hopes on the theatrical version of the historical feature Burning Bush directed by Agnieszka Holland and produced by HBO Europe. Slovakia honours rising young director Mira Fornay with multi-festival winner My Dog Killer produced by Mirafox.

    Croatia sent Halima’s Path directed by Arsen Anton Ostojić and produced by Arkadena Zagreb, a double award winner at the Cottbus Film Festival.

    The remaining CEE films in competition are Mother I Love You from Latvia (dir.Janis Nords, Film Studio Tanka), Georgia’s In Bloom by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß (Pollare Film), Bulgaria's The Color of the Chameleon, by Emil Hristov, Romania’s Child's Pose by Călin Peter Netzer (Parada Film), and Janos Szasz's The Notebook from Hungary (Hunnia Film Studio).