Dace Puce's film The Pit submitted for Academy Awards

  • 2021-10-20
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia has submitted Dace Puce's feature film The Pit (Bedre) for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film, as the National Film Center told LETA.

An expert commission that assessed Latvian candidates for the Academy Award this year included Latvian Filmmakers Union's Chairwoman Ieva Romanova, Baltic Sea Documentary Film Forum's head Zane Balcus, film director Dzintars Dreibergs, producer Uldis Cekulis, film critic Kristine Simsone, Culture Ministry's State Secretary Dace Vilsone and the National Film Center's head Dita Rietuma, as the Film Center's representative Kristine Matisa told LETA.

The commission considered three films in total: Puce's The Pit, Davis Simanis' The Year Before the War, and Laila Pakalnina's In the Mirror.

The Pit had its premiere at the Lubeck Film Festival last year, winning the festival's Grand Prix, as well as competed at several other international film festivals.

At the Lielais Kristaps national film award ceremony, the film was nominated for eight awards.