She Monkeys wins best film at Sweden's Golden Bug awards
Ruben Oslund wins best director for Play.
Lisa Aschan’s festival hit She Monkeys won the award for best film when the annual Swedish Golden Bug awards (Guldbagge) were handed out in Stockholm Monday night.
The provocative film about the relationship between two young girls also won the awards for best script and best sound. Ruben Ostlund’s Play won the award for best director.
Lisa Ohlin’s Simon and the Oaks, which will make its international debut at the Berlinale in February, walked away with just two awards despite having had 13 nominations.
The Swedish Film Institute this year had listened to repeated demands that the number of awards should increase in order to recognise more people working behind the camera.
BEST FILM: She Monkeys, produced by Helene Lindholm
BEST DIRECTOR: Ruben Ostlund for Play
BEST LEADING ACTRESS: Ann Petrén in Happy End
BEST LEADING ACTOR: Sven-Bertil Taube in One Way to Antibes
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Cecilia Nilsson in Simon and the Oaks
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jan Josef Liefers in Simon and the Oaks
BEST SCRIPT: She Monkeys written by Josefina Adolfsson, Lisa Aschan
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Marius Dybwad Brabdrud for Play
BEST EDITING: Göran Hugo Olsson, Hanna Lejonqvist for The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
BEST COSTUMES: Moa Li Lemhagen Schalin for The Crown Jewels
BEST SOUND: Andreas Franck for She Monkeys
BEST MAKE UP: Anna-Lena Melin for The Border
BEST ART DIRECTION: Roger Rosenberg for The Crown Jewels
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Hakan Blomdahl, Torbjorn Olsson for The Crown Jewels
BEST FOREIGN FILM: Nader and Simin a Separation, directed by Asghar Farhadi
BEST SHORT: Las Palmas, directed by Johannes Nyholm
BEST DOCUMENTARY: At Night I Fly, directed by Michel Wenzer
THE HONORARY GOLDEN BUG: Actress Inga Landgré.
GULLSPIRAN (AWARD FOR PEOPLE WORKING WITH FILMS FOR CHILDREN): producers Ylva-Li Gustafsson and Lennart Gustafsson.