Slovak film to contend for Academy Award for foreign films

Altogether 65 countries have submitted films to be judged in the foreign film category and to contend for an Academy Award Oscar, the US Film Academy informed on its official website, the SITA newswire wrote.

Altogether 65 countries have submitted films to be judged in the foreign film category and to contend for an Academy Award Oscar, the US Film Academy informed on its official website, the SITA newswire wrote.

The Slovak documentary Hranica (The Border) directed by Jaroslav Vojtek, which has already garnered several prizes, has been submitted to the Academy. From the Czech Republic a film with a historical retrospect from communist times, Kawasaki’s Rose, was submitted.

The Border tells the story of the village of Slemence that was divided between Slovakia and Ukraine shortly after World War II, thus splitting friends, schoolmates and even family members. Though the situation improved slightly after many decades, it deteriorated after Slovakia entered the Schengen Zone when security measures were boosted.

The nominations of the 83rd year of Academy Awards will be announced on January 25, 2011 and the Oscar statuettes will be awarded during a ceremony on February 27 in Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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