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 Director , Script / Dialogue , Film Editor
TURIST SNOW THERAPY 2014 Un Certain Regard Director
DE OFRIVILLIGA INVOLUNTARY 2008 Un Certain Regard Film Editor , Director , Script / Dialogue
Jury members
Member - Un Certain Regard - 2016
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Directors

Bertrand TAVERNIER

Bertrand TAVERNIER

Chuyên BUI THAC

Chuyên BUI THAC

Director
Francesco ROSI

Francesco ROSI

Script Writer
Francis COPPOLA

Francis COPPOLA

Director
Hector BABENCO

Hector BABENCO

Director, Actor
Josh SAFDIE

Josh SAFDIE

Script Writer
Ken LOACH

Ken LOACH

Director
Pupi AVATI

Pupi AVATI

Director
Wim WENDERS

Wim WENDERS

Director, Actor
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