Everlasting Moments (Sweden) seemed an obvious favorite for a nomination, and it did make the shortlist of nine. But something funny happened in the final selection and somehow it lost out to The Baader-Meinhof Complex, Departures and Revanche. Directed by Jan Troell, who was previously nominated (in 1973) for The Emigrants, Everlasting Moments is inspired by the true story of a woman in the early 20th century who wins a camera in a lottery and uses it to make a living, while learning about herself and the world. Unfortunately, when her drunkard husband finds out, he beats her.