Magazine article Screen International

Finland, Croatia, Serbia Enter Oscar Race

Magazine article Screen International

Finland, Croatia, Serbia Enter Oscar Race

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Three new submissions hope to make the shortlist for Best Foreign-Language Film at the Oscars 2015.

Croatia, Finland and Serbia are the latest countries to submit entries for the Best Foreign-Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards.

Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award submissions 2015

Croatia has chosen Tomislav Mrsic's Cowboys. The comedy is based on a hit play and centres on eight outsiders who trying to create a theatre production while breaking every rule of the stage.

The film, which won the audience award at the Pula Film Festival in 2013, was submitted by the Film Artists' Association of Croatia following a secret ballot.

Finland has selected Pirjo Honkasalo's Concrete Night. The drama focusses on a teenage boy in a Helsinki slum who takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother.

The feature, which debuted at Toronto in 2013, won six prizes at Finland's Jussi Awards including best film and best direction. …

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