Taiwan has selected Sylvia Chang's 20:30:40 as its entry for the foreign-language category of nextyear's Academy Awards.

The romantic drama, which follows three women aged 20, 30and 40 as they grapple with modern-day relationships, screened in competitionat this year's Berlin International Film Festival. It opened in Taiwan inFebruary and was a decent-sized hit for a local film.

Chang, an actress-turned-director whose directing creditsalso include Passion, Tempting Heartand Mary From Beijing, also stars inthe film along with award-winning actresses Rene Liu and Lee Sin-je.

Sony's Hong Kong-based production arm, Columbia PicturesFilm Production Asia, co-produced the film with Taiwan's Tang MoonInternational Productions and Chang's own production company, Red On RedProductions. Columbia TriStar has international rights