Hungary names foreign Oscar contender
'Iska's Journey' an international festival favoriteCOLOGNE, Germany -- "Iska's Journey," Csaba Bollok's story of street kids and human trafficking in Eastern Europe, is Hungary's official entry for the foreign-language film Oscar.
Since its debut at the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival, "Iska's Journey" has been a public favorite on the international festival circuit. At the Brussels European Film Festival, it took the best actress prize for its teenage cast -- all real street kids with no professional experience.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will announce the five nominees for best foreign-language film on Jan. 22. The Oscars will be held Feb. 22.