"We have great confidence inthis year's candidate - it is unusual, poetic and exciting, and gets to theaudience from the very first moment" said chairman of the selection committee, JanErik Holst of the Norwegian Film Institute.
With its premiere at theKarlovy Vary International Film Festival, Reprisewon the best director award and the Don Quijote Prize. In
Oscar nominations areannounced on Jan 23;
The Norwegian Oscarcommittee was comprised of Holst, producers John M Jacobsen and Olav Oen,directors Elisabeth Sjaastad and Hilde Heier, film critic Vibeke Johnsen andthe Norwegian Film Institute's head of international relations Stine Oppegaard.