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Hungary picks ‘Iska’s Journey’

Csaba Bollok film to be Oscar entry

BUDAPEST — Festival favorite “Iska’s Journey,” a poignant exploration of poverty and human trafficking in Eastern Europe, has been selected as Hungary’s entry for the foreign-language Academy Award.

Directed by Csaba Bollok, the pic uses a gritty documentary style to tell the story of runaways from an abusive home in an impoverished Romanian village.

Bollok’s feature was premiered at the 2007 Hungarian Film Week, and was brought to an international audience at Berlin later that year.

Winner of the Golden Puffin prize at the Reykjavik Intl. Film Festival, an award that honors hot new discoveries, the film was a popular addition to the international fest circuit with more than 50 screenings.

The movie stars unknown Maria Varga, who gave a performance Variety called “innately dignified and terrifyingly vulnerable.”

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