Swedishwriter-director Kay Pollak's Saa Som I Himmelen (literally: As InHeaven), has been selected as Sweden's official candidate for the 2004 bestforeign language Oscar.

The filmis riding high in the local box-office chart at the moment having attractedsome 350,000 admissions and has grossed $3.3m after four weeks.

DistributorSonet Film has upped its number of prints to 103 from 80 after seeing theromantic drama outperform the likes of Shrek 2 and The Village.

The dramafollows an internationally acclaimed orchestra conductor who returns to hischildhood home after suffering from a breakdown. Here he not only finds a newlife for himself, he also inspires the locals in the choir.