Triangle of Sadness at EFA
Happy winners in Reykjavik. L-r: Actors Vicki Berlin and Sunnyi Melles, producer Philippe Bober, writer-director Ruben Östlund, actor Zlatko Buric, and producer Erik Hemmendorff. Photo by Jan Göransson, the Swedish Film Institute

Triangle of Sadness scores big at the European Film Awards

Triangle of Sadness, written and directed by Ruben Östlund, dominated the 35th European Film Awards on December 10.

At the gala, held at Harpa in Reykjavik, Triangle of Sadness picked up four awards: European Film, European Director, European Screenwriter, and European Actor (Zlatko Burić).

Another win for Ruben Östlund, who was awarded the Palme d'Or in Cannes earlier this year. Triangle of Sadness is written and directed by Östlund and produced by Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, Plattform Produktion, with support from the Swedish Film Institute and Film i Väst.

Among the nominees were also Comedy Queen directed by Sanna Lenken. The film, which won the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale earlier this year, was nominated for the Young Audience Award.

Swedish co-production Holy Spider, directed by Ali Abbasi and co-produced by Eva Åkergren, Nordisk Film Production, was nominated in four categories: European Film, European Director, European Screenplay and European Actress (Zar Amir Ebrahimi). 

Two more Swedish co-productions also received nominations: Danish-Icelandic-Swedish Godland by Hlynur Pálmason (co-produced by Mimmi Spång, Garagefilm International) nabbed a European Actor nomination for Elliot Crosset Hove, and Danish-Swedish A House Made of Splinters by Simon Lereng Wilmont (co-produced by Tobias Jansson, Story) was nominated for European Documentary.