The Square receives five European Film Award nominations
The Square previously received the nomination for Best Comedy at the European Film Awards. At the weekend it was also announced that Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or-winner has been nominated in four more categories, including Best Film, Best Director (Ruben Östlund), Best Actor (Claes Bang) and Best Screenwriter (Ruben Östlund).
The Square continues its victory parade in Sweden and abroad. Accolades continue pouring in, with the five EFA nominations being the latest for Östlund's Palme d'Or winner.
To read all about the nominations visit the European Film Award web page europeanfilmawards.eu.
The European Film Academy
The European Film Academy, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, was formed after an initiative by a number of European filmmakers, with Ingmar Bergman at the helm, to advance the interests of European film. Bergman was the president of EFA until 1996. Currently Wim Wenders, the Academy's first chairman, holds this position, while Agnieszka Holland has assumed the role of Academy chairwoman. The European Film Academy awarded Hovs Hallar in Skåne, Sweden, where certain scenes of Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal were filmed, the title Treasure of European Film Culture. Learn more about this title here
Earlier it was announced that Swedish short Fight on a Swedish Beach by Simon Vahlne – which also competed at this year's Cannes – has been nominated for an EFA. An announcement will be made on 5 November regarding any additional EFA nominations for The Square, as well as if Amanda Kernell's Sami Blood and Joakim Demmer's documentary Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas are in with a chance to bring home the prestigious statues.
The event will be held in Berlin on 9 December. For more information on the EFA and the other films nominated in The Square's category visit: europeanfilmawards.eu
Published 08 November 2017