Swede Receives Oscar Nod
A Swede has been nominated for an Oscar in the short films category. Patrik Eklund's "Instead of Abracadabra" (Istället för Abrakadabra) will go up against The Door , Kavi, Miracle Fish and The New Tenants in next month's gala. Eklund's short about a man still living with his parents, who wants to be a magician, has received several Swedish and international film prizes. "Instead of Abracadabra" is Eklund's third short film as writer/director.