Sweden’s ‘Jalla!’ eyes nom

Pic boasts 750,000 local admissions

COPENHAGEN — Sweden’s Oscar committee has put forward “Jalla! Jalla!” as its contender for a best forward language pic nomination.

The $900,000 Memfis Film production from Swedish-Lebanese helmer Josef Fares depicts the trials and tribulations of two parking lot attendants, one Swedish and one Lebanese.

“Jalla!” has exceeded 750,000 admissions in Sweden, where it is also up for a Golden Bug, the local version of an Oscar.

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