After winning the Palme d’Or among many other awards, The Square has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Since winning the Palme d’Or in Cannes in May 2017, The Square has received several other international awards, including six European Film Awards in December 2017 and was also nominated for a Golden Globe. It is director Ruben Östlund’s first Oscar nomination. Last night, at “the Guldbagge gala”, the Swedish national film awards ceremony, he was awarded Best Director for The Square and Fredrik Wenzel received the award for Best Cinematography.
The Oscar nomination crowns an amazing year for Ruben Östlund,The Square and Swedish film. Ruben shows us that it is possible to reach the stars with an ambitious idea for a film. It is truly inspiring for the future of Swedish film.
—Anna Serner, CEO at the Swedish Film Institute