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Erik Hemmendorff, Ruben Östlund, Philippe Bober, Josefin Åsberg, Kalle Boman and Claes Bang. Photo: Jan Göransson/SFI

The Square 6 time awarded at European Film Awards

Palme D’Or winner The Square’s success streak continued this weekend at the European Film Awards with a historical scoop of 6 statuettes - never before achieved by a Swedish film in the 30 years history of EFA. And as today’s announcement Ruben Östlund’s satirical drama is nominated for a Golden Globe.

Best Film, Best Comedy, Best Male Actor, Best Production Design, Best Director and Best Script – 6 statuettes went to Ruben Östlund's The Square at the European Film Awards in Berlin.

– We are honoured to get this appreciation from the EFA-members and to be a part of this era of exciting new European film, we share all our achievements with our European film colleagues. This type of recognition is a once in a lifetime happening, says Erik Hemmendorff producer of The Square.

When the award season coming up in the US the film team can look forward to attending the Golden Globe Awards with a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

We also congratulate the Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in Big Little Lies.

Other awards to Swedish films this weekend included:
Ravens by Jens Assur awarded The Golden Prometheus at the Tbilisi International Film Festival in Georgia.
Strawberry Days by Wiktor Ericson was awarded Best Feature Film Award and Schoolyard Blues by Maria Eriksson-Hecht won Best Short Film at the Olympia International Film Festival in Greece.
The Burden by Niki Lindroth von Bahr won Best Short Film at the European Animation Awards in France.
Sámi Blood by Amanda Kernell won The Marcin award for Best Feature Film for Youth at the International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino in Poland.