Denmark submits 'Five Obstructions' to Oscar race

LONDON -- Denmark threw its hat into the Academy Awards derby Friday, picking The Five Obstructions to enter the race for a foreign-language Oscar nomination. Directed by Jorgen Leth and Lars von Trier, Obstructions was selected by reps from the Danish movie industry. The movie's selection is supported by the Danish Film Institute, DR TV, the Nordic Film and TV Fund and Eurimages. The movie details Leth's recreation of one of his first films, The Perfect Human, five times while von Trier sets obstructions, limitations and prohibitions on Leth's filmmaking on the five separate occasions. Obstructions is produced by Carsten Holst of Zentropa Real.

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