Rolf Lassgård has been nominated for Best European Actor at the 29th European Film Awards for his role in Hannes Holm’s A Man Called Ove, which has also picked up a nomination for Best European Film, and Trine Dyrholm hopes to clinch Best European Actress for her work on Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune.
In A Man Called Ove, Lassgård plays the block’s grumpy old man who has been deposed as president of the condominium association, but continues rule over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. However, When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite and accidentally back into Ove’s mailbox an unexpected friendship develops.
The role of Ove provided Rolf Lassgård with his second Guldbagge for Best Actor earlier this year, when the film also took home the Audience Award and Best Make-Up, which went to Oscar nominees Eva von Bahr and Love Larson.
Meanwhile, The Commune stars Trine Dyrholm as a bored woman who persuades her husband (Ulrich Thomsen) to start a collective in his inherited childhood home in an upmarket area of Copenhagen. The project results in friendship, love and togetherness until a love affair puts the close-knit community to the test.
A win for Dyrholm will round off a stellar year in which she made history by winning both her seventh and eighth Robert awards, and collected the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival for her role in The Commune.
The 29th European Film Awards take place on 10th December 2016 in Wroclaw, Poland.