'Karamazovs' reps Czechs for Oscar

Petr Zelenka's film submitted in foreign-language category

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MOSCOW -- Petr Zelenka's "The Karamazovs" will be the Czech Republic's submission for the foreign-language Oscar, the Czech Film and Television academy said Monday.

"The Karamazovs" is a cinematic retelling of the novel "The Brothers Karamazov" by Fyodor Dostoevsky, based on a Polish theatrical dramatization staged in 2000.

It was one of the Czech Republic's two entries at this year's Karlovy Vary international film festival, where it received the special jury mention and the FIPRESCI prize.