Ruben Östlund in 2014.
|Born||Claes Olle Ruben Östlund
13 April 1974
Styrsö, Gothenburg Municipality, Sweden
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, film editor, producer, cinematographer|
Claes Olle Ruben Östlund (born 13 April 1974) is a Swedish film director. He has directed four feature-length fiction films: The Guitar Mongoloid (2004), Involuntary (2008), Play (2011), and Force Majeure (2014).
Ruben Östlund started as a director of skiing films in the 1990s, and eventually went on to study at the film school in Gothenburg, from which he graduated in 2001. He was accepted to the school based on his skiing films. Together with film producer Erik Hemmendorff he is the co-founder of the production company Plattform Produktion, which produces his films.
His 2004 film The Guitar Mongoloid won the FIPRESCI Award at the 27th Moscow International Film Festival. Östlund's short film Incident by a Bank won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival. and Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival in 2011.
|Year||English title||Original title||Type|
|1997||Free Radicals||Skiing film|
|1998||Free Radicals 2||Skiing film|
|2000||Låt dom andra sköta kärleken||Documentary|
|2002||Family Again||Familj igen||Documentary|
|2004||The Guitar Mongoloid||Gitarrmongot||Fiction feature|
|2005||Autobiographical Scene Number 6882||Scen nr: 6882 ur mitt liv||Fiction short|
|2008||Involuntary||De ofrivilliga||Fiction feature|
|2010||Incident by a Bank||Händelse vid bank||Fiction short|
|2014||Force Majeure||Turist||Fiction feature|
|2017||The Square||The Square||Fiction feature|
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- "2014 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
- "Un Certain Regard 2014 Awards". Festival de Cannes 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- "Un Certain Regard Jury 2016". Cannes Film Festival. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
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