Director SWEDEN

Ruben ÖSTLUND

Ruben ÖSTLUND

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Biography

As an avid skier, Ruben Östlund directed ski films for five years, until his mid 20’s, testifying his taste for long sequence shots. He went on to study film at the University of Gothenburg where he developed his knowledge of constructed and well thought out sequence shots which has continued to evolve through all his films. His work is best described as humorous and accurate observations of human social behaviour, film blended with sociology. His last three feature films have premiered in Cannes and his latest film Turist won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize in 2014. It was distributed in over 75 territories and became an theatrical box-office success. Besides, Ruben Östlund is a professor of film at the Academy of Fine Arts Gothenburg Sweden and is currently working on his fifth feature film, The Square, that will premier in 2017.

Films presented at Cannes

THE SQUARE 2017 In Competition – Feature Films Script / Dialogue , Film Editor , Director
DE OFRIVILLIGA INVOLUNTARY 2008 Un Certain Regard Director , Script / Dialogue , Film Editor

Awards

THE SQUARE
THE SQUARE 2017 Palme d'Or Script / Dialogue , Film Editor , Director
SNOW THERAPY
TURIST 2014 Jury Prize - Un Certain Regard Director
Jury members
Member - Un Certain Regard - 2016
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Directors

Agnès VARDA

Agnès VARDA

Director
Brillante MENDOZA

Brillante MENDOZA

Director
Carlos Hugo CHRISTENSEN

Carlos Hugo CHRISTENSEN

Jean-Pierre DARDENNE

Jean-Pierre DARDENNE

Director, Script Writer
Sergei LOZNITSA

Sergei LOZNITSA

Director
Sergio LEONE

Sergio LEONE

Director
Tomás GUTIÉRREZ ALEA

Tomás GUTIÉRREZ ALEA

Script Writer, Director
Woody ALLEN

Woody ALLEN

Director, Actor
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