Ruben Östlund

Born in April 13th, 1974

From Styrsö, Gothenburg, Sweden

Ruben Östlund Biography

Claes Olle Ruben Östlund (born 13 April ,1974; Styrsö) is a Swedish filmmaker. His film The Square (2017) won Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Östlund was born in Styrsö, Gothenburg Municipality, Sweden. After high school, he started working in various ski resorts in the Alps during the winter seasons. There he started filming his friends ski stunts and was eventually so good that he got work on a production company.

He went 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 first four feature-length fiction films were The Guitar Mongoloid (2004), Involuntary (2008), Play (2011), and Force Majeure (2014).

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. His film Force Majeure was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize.

Sweden then submitted Force Majeure for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. After the Academy shortlisted but did not nominate it, Östlund released a humorous video of his response to missing the nomination list. In 2016 he was a member of the jury for the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes. In 2017, his film The Square, loosely inspired by some of his own experiences and art installation with Kalle Boman, competed at the Cannes Film Festival, where it ultimately won the prestigious Palme d'Or.

Afterwards, he pursued the project Triangle of Sadness, a film about fashion models. He received in the 2020 king's medal in gold for significant efforts in Swedish film

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Ruben Östlund Movies

Beau Is Afraid Poster
April 10, 2023
Triangle of Sadness Poster
October 1, 2022
Downhill Poster
January 26, 2020
The Square Poster
October 27, 2017
Force Majeure Poster
October 24, 2014
Play Poster
October 15, 2011

Ruben Östlund TV Shows

Skavlan Poster
January 16, 2009
Carina Bergfeldt Poster
January 15, 2021
Min sanning Poster
April 3, 2012

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