PRAGUE -- Slovenia has chosen Janez Burger's "Silent Sonata" (aka "Circus Fantasticus"), which took top honors at the country's national film fest, as its submission for the foreign-lingo Oscar.
PRAGUE -- Croatia has submitted helmer-scribe Danilo Serbedzija's "72 Days" as its Oscar foreign-language entry, opting for a small-town comedy that centers on family loyalty, the strains of poverty…
The Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Arts and Industry has chosen helmer Ian Padron's feature debut "Habanastation" as its foreign language Oscar hopeful.
Iceland has selected Runar Runarsson's feature debut "Volcano" as its entry for the foreign-language film Oscar.
BERLIN -- Rolando Colla's "Giochi d'estate" (Summer Games) has been selected as Switzerland's candidate for the foreign- language film Oscar.
Uruguay is submitting helmer Gustavo Hernandez's low-budget horror pic "La casa muda" (The Silent House) to vie for a foreign-language film Oscar nomination.
Oliver Hermanus' "Skoonheid" (Beauty) is South Africa's selection for a nomination in the foreign-language Oscar race.
Peru's National Film Council, Conacine, has selected Cannes 2010 Un Certain Regard Grand Jury prize winner "October" (Octubre) to represent the country in the foreign-language Oscar category.
Zhang Yimou's World War II epic "Flowers of War," starring Christian Bale, is China's entry for the foreign-language Oscar.
Salim Ahamed's Malayalam-language feature "Adaminte makan Abu" (Adam's Son, Abu) has been chosen to be India's entry in the foreign-language film category of the Oscars.
Zhang Yimou's WW2 epic "Flowers of War," which stars Christian Bale, looks set to be China's entry for the foreign-language Oscar, as Ann Hui's "A Simple Life" will be Hong Kong's entry for the award.