LONDON — Serbia has selected Srdan Golubovic’s “Circles,” which won the Special Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at Sundance, as its entry for the foreign-language pic Oscar.
The film centers on the murder of Marko, a Serbian soldier who saved the life of a Muslim civilian in Bosnia. The pic follows three parallel stories in Serbia, Germany and Bosnia today, where three people who witnessed the killing are faced with live-changing decisions.
The pic also played in the Forum section of the Berlin Film Festival, where it won the Ecumenical Jury prize.
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The Oscar selection was made by the 14 members of the expert committee of Serbia’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “Circles” received nine votes and Miroslav Momcilovic’s “Death of a Man in the Balkans” got five votes, according to the website In Serbia.
Golubovic’s previous pic, thriller “The Trap,” made the nine-pic shortlist for the Academy Award for foreign-language film.