Hollywood Reporter: Hong Kong, Palestine, Mexico select Oscar contenders

Perhaps Love,” the first Chinese musical made in more than three decades, is Hong Kong’s official submission in the foreign language film category for next year’s Academy Awards. Meanwhile, “Paradise Now,” which deals with two potential suicide bombers who plan an attack on Tel Aviv, was chosen by Palestine as its official Oscar contender. And Mexico will be represented by Gustavo Loza‘s “Al Otro Lado,” which tells three separate stories that share a common immigration theme.