The Swedish contender for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film was selected on September 7. Andreas Öhman's 'Simple Simon' starring Bill Skarsgård, Martin Wallström, Cecilia Forss, Sofie Hamilton, Lotta Tejle and others will represent Sweden in the 2010-2011 Oscars
'Simple Simon' (Original title: "I rymden finns inga känslor") has been chosen to compete at next year's Academy Awards. A comedy, directed by Andreas Öhman, 'Simple Simon' follows Simon, a boy with Asberger Syndrome who is trying to find a new girl friend for his brother.
The movie, which opened in Sweden on September 3, has received favorable reviews from both critics and the audience. It features Bill Skarsgård, Martin Wallström, Cecilia Forss, Sofie Hamilton, Lotta Tejle and others. More info, see www.sfi.se/sv/svensk-filmdatabas/Item/?ItemId=67451&type=MOVIE or www.imdb.com/title/tt1694533/combined
For a sample, see also www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW1lkjfCTgg
The Swedish contender for the Oscars is elected by a jury of 14 representing movie theaters, producers, directors, dramatists, cinematographers, cutters, actors and leading staff at the Swedish Film Institute (www.sfi.se)