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19TH edition 11 TO 19 NOVEMBER 2022

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Ruben Östlund

Director

Sweden

November 13, 2022

Biographie

Ruben Östlund was born in 1974 and studied at the University of Gothenburg. With his feature debut, The Guitar Mongoloid (2005), he won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival. All his subsequent feature-length films had their premieres at the Festival de Cannes, beginning with Involuntary (2008) in Un Certain Regard. In 2010, he won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for the short film Incident by a Bank, a project whose experimentation with technique and style influenced his next feature, Play (Directors’ Fortnight, 2011), which won the Nordic Film Prize.
He returned to Un Certain Regard with Force Majeure (2014), which won the Jury Prize and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards. The Square (2017) was selected for the Official Competition at Cannes and won the Palme d’Or, a prize Östlund won a second time with Triangle of Sadness (2022).
Ruben Östlund was born in 1974 and studied at the University of Gothenburg. With his feature debut, The Guitar Mongoloid (2005), he won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival. All his subsequent feature-length films had their premieres at the Festival de Cannes, beginning with Involuntary (2008) in Un Certain Regard. In 2010, he won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for the short film Incident by a Bank, a project whose experimentation with technique and style influenced his next feature, Play (Directors’ Fortnight, 2011), which won the Nordic Film Prize.
He returned to Un Certain Regard with Force Majeure (2014), which won the Jury Prize and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards. The Square (2017) was selected for the Official Competition at Cannes and won the Palme d’Or, a prize Östlund won a second time with Triangle of Sadness (2022).

Selected filmography

Triangle of Sadness (2022)—Palme d’Or, Festival de Cannes
The Square (2017)—Palme d’Or, Festival de Cannes; Best European Film, Prix David di Donatello Awards; Best Direction Prix Guldbagge Awards
Snow Therapy (Turist, 2014)—Prix du Jury Prize, Un Certain Regard, Festival de Cannes; Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Editing , Prix de la mise en scène, Meilleur montage, Prix Guldbagge Awards
Play (2011)—Séance “Coup de Cœur,” Festival de Cannes; BestDirection , Prix Guldbagge Awards
Incident by a Bank (Händelse vid bank, short ; 2010)—Golden Bear , Berlinale
Happy Sweden (De ofrivilliga, 2008)
Autobiographical Scene Number 6882 (Scen nr: 6882 ur mitt liv, short ; 2005)
The Guitar Mongoloid (2004)—Prix FIPRESCI Prize, International Film Festival