Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’or winning film is leading the 2017 European Film Awards with a total of five nominations including Best Film.
Other nominations include Best Director, Best Script, Best Actor (Claes Bang) and Best Comedy.
The satire set in the art world is currently playing in more than a dozen world territories, including in the US where it had one of the best openings for a foreign language film in 2017.
Sweden is also represented at the EFA awards with the short film Fight on a Swedish Beach by Simon Vahlnes, also produced by Plattform Production.
Finland has the second most nominations with Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side of Hope, vying for Best Film and Best Director, while Tonislav Hristov’s The Good Postman (Making Movies) is running for Best Documentary. Iceland is selected in the same category with the documentary La Chana, co-produced by Gréta Ólafsdóttir and Susan Muska for Bless Bless Productions. The Spanish/Icelandic/US co-production directed by Licija Stojevic won the Audience award at Toronto’s Hot Docs. Nordisk Film & TV Fond is associated to The Square’s five EFA nominations. More than 3,000 European Film Awards members are now voting for the winners, to be announced on December 9 in Berlin.
The award ceremony is streamed live from 19.00 CET at europeanfilmawards.eu, Red Carpet streaming begins two hours earlier.