Swedish film one step closer to Oscar nomination

The Swedish comedy “Simple Simon” has taken one step closer to an Academy Award nomination. The film, the first directed by Andreas Öhman, has survived the initial screening process, and has made it to the short list of nine for the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language movie.

Five of these will be confirmed as the nominees next Tuesday.

The film centers around a young boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, who to re-establish order in his life tries to find a girlfriend for his brother.

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