Oscars: Multiple European Entries Target Foreign Language Nomination

  • Variety
Oscars: Multiple European Entries Target Foreign Language Nomination
With the deadline for submission fast approaching, this week has seen a host of new entrants for this year’s best foreign language film Oscar from European and Middle East markets. New submissions from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Kosovo, Luxembourg and Montenegro will all compete for a slot amongst the five nominees for the Academy Award.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has selected Aida Begic’s drama “Never Leave Me” as its entry. The film, which is a Bosnia-Turkey co-production, tells the story of three Syrian boys living a difficult as refugees is a magical, mythical Turkish city. Bosnia has only seen one previous entry go through to be nominated with Danis Tanovic’s 2001 film “No Man’s Land,” which also went on to win.

Croatia will be represented by Ivan Salaj’s political comedy drama “The Eighth Commissioner.” It tells the story of an ambitious politician, caught
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