'Eldorado' is Belgium's Oscar contender

Road movie won Directors' Fortnight prize at Cannes

BRUSSELS -- Bouli Lanners' melancholy road movie "Eldorado" will carry the flag for Belgium in the foreign-language Oscar race.

"Eldorado" is the winner of Label Europa Cinemas and the Fipresci international critics' prize at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes.

Lanners directed and stars in the movie as Yvan, a vintage car salesman who stumbles across Elie (Fabrice Adde), a young junkie trying to burgle him.

Oscar nominees will be announced Jan. 22.