Eat, Sleep, Die Dominates Swedish Film Awards

Via The Local:

Eat, Sleep, Die (Äta sova dö), a film depicting the struggles of a young immigrant in southern Sweden, was the big winner at Sweden’s 2012 national film awards on Monday night, scooping up four awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

“I want to thank the actors who gave so much of themselves to this script”, Eat, Sleep, Die director Gabriela Pichler said in accepting the Best Director award for her feature-length directorial debut.

In addition to best film and best director accolades, Eat, Sleep, Die also earned Pichler an award for Best Screenplay, while debutante Nermina Lukač won the Best Actress prize for her depiction of Raša, the character at the centre of the film.

“This is the first film I’ve ever been a part of and it means a lot to win this Guldbagge”, Lukač said after getting the best actress nod, according to the Expressen newspaper.

Palme, a documentary about slain Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme picked the award for Best Editing as well as Best Music, thanks to a soundtrack by Abba star Benny Andersson.

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