Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or winner The Square has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The Square is produced by Göteborg based Plattform Produktion in co-production with among others Film i Väst. The Square was shot in Göteborg.

Since winning the Palme d’Or in Cannes in May The Square has received several other international awards, including six European Film Awards in December. The film was recently nominated for a Golden Globe. It is director Ruben Östlund’s first Oscar nomination.

Last year A Man Called Ove by Hannes Holm was nominated for two Oscar’s: Best Foreign Language Film category and Make Up and Hairstyling (Love Larsson and Eva von Bahr). A Man Called Ove was co-produced by Film i Väst and shot in Trollhättan, Västra Götaland.