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Latvia selects Martinsons' "Amaya" for Oscar consideration

BC, Riga, 23.09.2010.Print version

A committee of well-known Latvian cinema experts have selected Maris Martinsons' "Amaya" for consideration for the American Motion Picture Academy's coveted Oscar award in the category Best Foreign Language Film, informs LETA.


The only other Latvian feature that the committee found suitable was Janis Streics' "Rudolfa mantojums" (Rudolfs' Inheritance).


"Amaya", AKA "Hong Kong Confidential", premiered September 14 and since September 17 can be seen at "Kino Citadele" and "Riga". It is already a hit in Latvia, and in the first weekend was second in terms of attendance numbers. In Lithuania, the film is Number One both in terms of attendance and box office take.

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