Russia's 'Edge' eyes foreign-language Oscar

Siberian drama had world premiere this month at TIFF

MOSCOW -- The Russian Oscar committee has announced Alexei Uchitel's "The Edge" ("Krai") as the country's entry in the race for the best foreign-language Oscar. The movie surprisingly beat the other shortlisted films, including Alexei Popogrebsky's "How I Ended This Summer," which collected the best actor and the Outstanding Artistic Achievement/Camera Silver Bears awards at this year's Berlinale, and Nikita Mikhalkov's "Exodus -- Burnt by the Sun 2," which was part of the official selection at Cannes this year.

"The Edge," a drama set in the Siberian hinterland shortly after the end of World War II, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month.
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