Latvia, Macedonia choose Oscar pics

'Confidential,' 'Mothers' in the running

Two Eastern European territories have put up their Oscar nominations.

Latvia’s Academy Awards commission chose Maris Martinsons’ “Hong Kong Confidential,” produced by Krukfilms.

A love story that unfolds over one week, “Hong Kong Confidential” was released in Lavtia last week. International sales are being handled by House of Film.

Macedonia’s pick is “Mothers,” a montage of three stories that mix fiction and documentary genres, directed by Milcho Manchevski, the Macedonian Film Fund said.

The film — which follows the story of two nine-year-old girls who report a flasher to the police, a documentary team meeting the last two residents of a deserted village, and the rape and murder of a series of cleaning ladies — had its world premiere in Toronto this month.

Submissions for the foreign language Oscar must reach the Academy by 5 p.m. Oct. 1. Nominations will be announced on Jan. 25. The 83rd Academy Awards will be held at the Kodak Theater on Feb. 27.

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