Kosovo plumps for Unwanted for the Oscars
by Vladan Petkovic
- Edon Rizvanolli's Karlovy Vary title will represent Kosovo in the race for the Best Foreign-language Film Academy Award
Kosovar-born, Amsterdam-based filmmaker Edon Rizvanolli's first feature film, Unwanted [+see also:
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film profile], is Kosovo's submission for the Best Foreign-language Film at the Academy Awards, the Kosova Cinematography Centre announced yesterday.
The movie, which world-premiered in Karlovy Vary’s East of the West section, is the fourth Oscar submission from the country. It is a social drama that tells the story of a teenage boy, Alban (Jason De Ridder), who lives in Amsterdam with his mother, Zana (Adriana Matoshi), who left Kosovo during the war in the Balkans. When he starts going out with the sensitive Ana, neither of them has any idea that unresolved injustices and shadows from the past will make their way to the surface.
The Oscar nominees will be unveiled on 23 January 2018. The 90th Oscars ceremony will be held on 4 March 2018.
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