Oscars: Sweden Nominates 'Eat Sleep Die' in Foreign Language Category

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The Swedish Film Database/Johan Lundborg

The Venice award winner from director Gabriela Pichler looks at a young immigrant who suddenly loses her job.

BERLIN – Gabriela Pichler's critically acclaimed immigrant drama Eat Sleep Die will represent Sweden in the 2014 Academy Awards nomination race in the best foreign language film category.

The drama, which premiered in Venice's Critics' Week last year, winning the audience award, swept Sweden's film academy honors, the Guldbagge Awards. It won the awards for best feature, best director, best screenplay and best actress for lead Nermina Lukac as the 20-year-old immigrant Rasa.

Eat Sleep Die has also been nominated for one of Scandinavia's top film honors, the Nordic Council Film Prize.

Produced by China Ahlander for Sweden's Anagram Film and TV, Eat Sleep Die has already sold to 36 countries. The Yellow Affair is handling international sales for the title.

The nominees for best foreign language film will be announced in January and the winner at the Oscar ceremony March 2.