Brasse Brännström, Oscar nominated screenwriter who co-wrote the 1985 Swedish drama ‘My Life as a Dog‘, has died aged 69.brasse-brnnstrm-01

The film was directed by Lasse Hallstrom and based on the second novel of Reidar Jonsson’s semi-autobiographical trilogy.
It tells the story of a boy and his brother who are sent to live with relatives, while their mother recuperates from illness.

It was nominated for 2 Oscars at the 1988 ceremony (despite being made in 1985) – Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.  
Brasse shared his nomination with Lasse Hallstrom, Reidar Jonsson and Per Berglund. The film lost the screenwriting and directing Oscars to The Last Emperor. 

– Rhett Bartlett