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"Gomorrah" is the Italian representative on the Academy Award

September 25 2008

At the Academy Awards will be presented to Italy film director Matteo Garrone 'Gomorrah', which tells about the Neapolitan Camorra mafia, said on Wednesday the selection commission of the National Association of cinema and multimedia industry of the country.

Painting "Gomorrah", chosen by a jury of four candidates, won the Grand Prix at the Cannes festival.

From Russia will be nominated film by Anna Melikyan's Rusalka. The film - the story girl Alice, the owner of the green hair, who knows how to fulfill wishes. Having moved from the southern town of Moscow, she meets her love in the form of a handsome, trading lands of the moon.

Also known challenger from France - a school drama "Class" by Laurent Cante, which received the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2008.

Five foreign applicants for an Academy Award will be announced on January 22, 2009. Applications are accepted until October 1, 2008.

Oscar "(Oscar) is the most prestigious cinema award dollars. Soviet and Russian film gets an Oscar six times - a documentary by Leonid Varlamov and Ilya Kopalin "The defeat of German forces in Moscow" (1942), "War and Peace by Sergei Bondarchuk (1968)," Dersu Uzala "by Akira Kurosawa (joint production Japan and the USSR, 1975), "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears" by Vladimir Menshov (1980), "Burnt by the Sun" by Nikita Mikhalkov (1994), an animated movie by Alexander Petrov "The Old Man and the Sea" (2000). Also in 1944 Hollywood Academy of Arts awarded its highest prize film by Mark Donskoy "Rainbow", but for some unknown reason, the prize was not awarded to the director.

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