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Slovak National Nomination for the Oscars is The Line

The Slovak nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film Award of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), also known as the Oscar, is The Line by Peter Bebjak.

The Line at AIC database:

The submission for the Oscars Foreign Language Category is based on the voting of the members of the Slovak Film and Television Academy. SFTA members have chosen Bebjak´s feature from the following films which met the AMPAS conditions:

Pirko (d. Lucia Klein Svoboda, Petr Klein Svoboda)
5 October (d. Martin Kollár)
IMT Smile and Lúčnica: Made in Slovakia (d. Palo Janík)
This Is Not Me (d. Miro Remo)
The Final (d. Palo Korec, Dušan Milko)
Grey Lizard Conspiracy (d. Maroš Berák)
Kidnapping (d. Mariana Čengel Solcanská)
Little Harbour (d. Iveta Grófová)
The Line (d. Peter Bebjak)
Out (d. György Kristóf)
Nina (d. Juraj Lehotský)

The Line tells a story of Adam Krajňák, the head of the family and also boss of a gang of criminals smuggling cigarettes across the Slovak-Ukrainian border. The failure of one of the transports triggers an avalanche of consequences that compels him to question his own boundaries, none of which he had planned on crossing until now.

The Line was premiered at Karlovy Vary IFF 2017 where it received the Best Director Award.

More information at:

Related AIC articles:
Oscars 2016 – Eva Nová
Oscars 2015 - Koza
Oscars 2014 – A Step Into a Dark
Oscars 2013 - My Dog Killer
Oscars 2012 - Made in Ash
Oscars 2011 - Gypsy

published: 21.09.2017
updated: 21.09.2017