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AWARDS WATCH | Israel Picks "Band's Visit"; Estonia Selects "The Class"

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire September 24, 2007 at 4:23AM

Eran Kolirin's "The Band's Visit," winner of seven Israeli Film Academy Awards yesterday (including best picture, director, script, actor and actress), has been selected as Israel's official entry for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film category. The film, which screened recently at Telluride and Toronto festival, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May where it was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. Also today, Ilmar Raag's first feature, "The Class," has been chosen as Estonia's submission for the foreign language Oscar. The film is being handled internationally by NonStop Sales. [Eugene Hernandez]
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Eran Kolirin's "The Band's Visit," winner of seven Israeli Film Academy Awards yesterday (including best picture, director, script, actor and actress), has been selected as Israel's official entry for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film category. The film, which screened recently at Telluride and Toronto festival, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May where it was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. Also today, Ilmar Raag's first feature, "The Class," has been chosen as Estonia's submission for the foreign language Oscar. The film is being handled internationally by NonStop Sales. [Eugene Hernandez]