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Sweden’s Golden Bugs swarm to Pichler’s ‘Eat Sleep Die’

It takes best film, director, writer and actress honors

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First-time helmer-scribe Gabriela Pichler’s “Eat Sleep Die” scooped the Swedish Film Institute’s Guldbagge (Golden Bug) awards for best pic, director, script and actress for debutant Nermina Lukac on Monday at Cirkus in Stockholm.

Eat Sleep Die,” produced by China Ahlander at Anagram, preemed at the Venice Film Festival in September, where it won the Critics’ Week audience award.

Director Mikael Marcimain’s “Call Girl” nabbed four awards in the technical categories, including best cinematography for Hoyte van Hoytema.

Mans Petersen’s “Avalon” nabbed actor and support actor laurels for Johannes Brost and Peter Carlgren respectively. Supporting actress went to Ulla Skoog for her role in veteran Jan Troell’s “The Last Sentence.”

Malik Bendjelloul’s Oscar-nominated documentary “Searching for Sugar Man” took the doc prize.

Abba member and composer Benny Andersson won for music in Kristina Lindstrom and Maud Nycander’s “Palme,” which was also laurelled for editing.

An honorary award went to Swedish director Tomas Alfredson’s father, actor-director Hans Alfredson, who has won the Guldbagge for director three times.

Michael Haneke’s Oscar-nominated “Amour” continued its international triumph, nabbing the prize for best foreign pic, beating Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” and Xavier Dolan’s “Laurence Anyways.”

The first Guldbagge Awards were presented in 1964, when Ingmar Bergman’s “The Silence” won in three of four categories.

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