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Kling’s pic is Sweden’s darling

Dark comedy leads Bugs race

STOCKHOLM — Johan Kling’s “Darling” leads the race for the Swedish Film Institute’s Golden Bugs with six noms.

“Darling,” a dark comedy about morals and manners in Stockholm, had its production funding nixed by the Swedish Film Institute and had to be financed independently.

“You the Living,” Roy Andersson’s miserabilist ode to the foibles of daily human existence, has four noms. Pic is Sweden’s entry for the Oscars.

Josef Fares’ “Leo,” a low budget drama about street violence, took three noms.

The kudos will be handed out in Stockholm on Jan. 21.

A new jury system is being introduced this year. While in the past, more than 30 reps of the Swedish film world picked the winners, this year a seven strong jury will decide the outcome.

The jury consists of actress Pernilla August, producer Katinka Farago, critic Nils-Petter Sundgren, helmer Jonas Akerlund, critic Maarit Koskinen, producer Vinca Wiedemann and TV producer Eva Schwartz, who presides.

GOLDEN BUGS NOMINATIONS

FILM

“Darling,” produced by Fredrik Heinig

“You the Living,” produced by Pernilla Sandstrom

“Leo,” produced by Anna Anthony

DIRECTOR

Roy Andersson, “You the Living”

Josef Fares, “Leo”

Johan Kling, “Darling”

FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Julia Hogberg, “The New Man,” Sofia Ledarp, “To Love Someone”

Michelle Meadows, “Darling”

MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Jonas Karlsson, “To Love Someone”

Michael Segerstrom, “Darling”

Leonard Terfelt, “Leo”

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Bibi Andersson, “Arn — The Knight Templar”

Maria Lundqvist, “The New Man”

Gunilla Nyroos, “Nina Frisk”

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Hassan Brijany, “A Red Eye”

Dan Ekborg, “Mind the Gap”

Nicolaj Schroder, “Hate Gothenburg”

SCRIPT

Roy Andersson, “You the Living”

Johan Kling, “Darling”

Kjell Sundstedt, “The New Man”

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Gustav Danielsson, “You the Living”

Geir Hartly Andreassen, “Darling”

Eric Kress, “Arn — the Knight Templar”

FOREIGN FILM

“4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” Cristian Mungiu

“This Is England,” Shane Meadows

“The Edge of Heaven,” Fatih Akin

SHORT

“How To Do It,” Gunilla Heilborn, Kim Hiorthoy, Marten Nilsson

“June,” Fijona Jonuzi

“Lucky,” Hakan Liu

DOCU

“Aching Heart,” Oscar Hedin

“The Nun,” Maud Nycander

“Paradise,” Jerzy Sladkowski