Venice prizewinner Vodka Lemon has been selected as Armenia's entry for the foreign language Oscar category.

The film is directed by Hiner Saleem, an Iraqui-Kurd, and is a co-production from French production company Dulcine Films along with Franco-German channel Arte, Canal Plus, Sintra Films, Amka Films, France's CNC and Eurimages.

International sale for Vodka Lemon are handled by f for film.

Vodka Lemon is set to be released in Italy and Switzerland next as it continues its international tour following a win in Venice's Upstream/Controcorrente section for best film. Vodka Lemon also screened in Toronto and f for film says it is currently in negotiations with France, the UK, USA and Sweden.

Vodka Lemon traces the story of a retired army officer and the woman he meets each day while visiting his wife's grave.