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Spain selects ‘Loreak’ for Oscars foreign-language film race

Spain has selected Basque-language drama "Loreak" ('Flowers') as its official entry for the Oscars next year in the best foreign-language film category.

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The movie “Loreak”, focusing on romance and remembrance, is the first Basque-language entry for Oscars next year to represent Spain.

Spain has selected Basque-language drama “Loreak” (‘Flowers’) as its official entry for the Oscars next year in the best foreign-language film category.

The movie, focusing on romance and remembrance, is the first Basque-language entry to represent Spain, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Directed by Jon Garano and Jose Maria Goenaga, the story revolves around a woman named Ane, who mysteriously receives flowers regularly.

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After her secret admirer is suddenly killed in a car accident, she gets to know his identity, and when she begins to leave flowers at the site of his death once a week, the man’s widow and mother discover there was more to him.

Spain’s last win in this category came in 2005, for Alejandro Amenabar’s “The Sea Inside”.

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88th Academy Awards will take place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.