Oscars: Bulgaria Selects 'Losers' for Foreign-Language Category

'Losers' film still - H 2016
Courtesy of Moscow International Film Festival

Ivaylo Hristov's comedy-drama won the main prize at the Moscow Film Festival.

Karatsi (Losers) by Ivaylo Hristov has been selected by the Bulgarian National Film Center as the country's submission in the best foreign-language film category of the Academy Awards.

The comedy-drama is centered on a group of high-school students and best friends who live in a small town and consider themselves to be "losers." Their lives are shaken by a concert by a famous rock band.

Last year, Losers won the Golden George, the main award, at the Moscow International Film Festival. The movie went on to take part in a number of international festivals and won the audience award at the Sofia International Film Festival.

Losers was produced by ProFilm and Moviemento with support from the Bulgarian National Film Center. It was released in Bulgaria on April 1.

A Bulgarian film has never been nominated for a foreign-language Oscar.