Slovakia chooses 'Blind Loves' for Oscar race

Feature-length docu played Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

MOSCOW -- The Slovak Film and Television Academy has decided that "Blind Loves," directed by Juraj Lehotsky, will represent the country in the foreign-language Oscar race.

"Loves," a feature-length documentary on the themes of love and happiness, took part in the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes this year and won the CICAE prize awarded by the International Confederation of Art Cinemas.

Distribution rights to the film have been sold to France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Poland.