Jos Stelling’s dark comedy Duska has been selected as the Netherlands’ best foreign language submission for the 2008 Academy Awards.

The film is the first Eyeworks Egmond Film and Television production since the merger with the Eyeworks Group and centres on a lost film critic, a beautiful cinema cashier, and a Russian scrounger.

Gene Bervoets, Sergei Makovetsky and nwecomer Sylvia Hoeks star. Stelling and Hans Heesen co-wrote the screenplay.

Stelling Films served as producer with the Russian TV-Indie Moscow, NPS and the Molodist Film Festival.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will announce the nominees on Jan 22, 2008. The ceremony takes place on Feb 24, 2008.