Sweden, Germany, France, UK
Östlund’s feature debut THE GUITAR MONGOLOID (2005) won the FIPRESCI Award at Moscow Film Festival.
All of Östlund’s subsequent feature films premiered at Cannes, starting with his second feature INVOLUNTARY (2008), which premiered in Un Certain Regard.
Östlund won the Golden Bear in Berlin for his short film INCIDENT BY A BANK (2010). This short film provided the opportunity for him to experiment with techniques and style. This experimentation would become apparent in his third feature PLAY (2011), which premiered at Cannes in the Directors’ Fortnight. It went on to win the Nordic Film Prize (the most important Scandinavian prize). His fourth feature FORCE MAJEURE (2014) premiered in Un Certain Regard and won the Jury Prize. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe and shortlisted for an Oscar.
Östlund returned to Cannes with his fifth feature THE SQUARE (2017), which was selected in Official Competition and won the Palme d’Or. It was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar. At the European Film Awards 2017 THE SQUARE received six European Film Awards including "European Director, Actor and Film.
TRIANGLE OF SADNESS is his sixth feature and won the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2022.
TRIANGLE OF SADNESS 2022 Feature
THE SQUARE 2017 Feature
FORCE MAJEURE 2014 Feature
PLAY 2011 Feature
INCIDENT BY A BANK 2010 Short
INVOLUNTARY 2008 Feature
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SCENE NUMBER 6882 2005 Short
THE GUITAR MONGOLOID 2004 Feature
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Ruben Östlund
Written by: Ruben Östlund
Produced by: Erik Hemmendorff, Philippe Bober
Cinematography: Fredrik Wenzel
Editing: Ruben Östlund, Mikel Cee Karlsson
Production Design: Josefin Åsberg
Costume Design: Sofie Krunegård
Make-Up & Hair: Stefanie Gredig
Sound: Andreas Franck, Bent Holm, Jonas Rudels, Jacob Ilgner
Visual Effects: Peter Hjorth, Vincent Larsson, Nina Strøm, Peter Toggeth Karlsson, Ludwig Källén
Animation: Elias Säll, Olle Black, Evelina Åström, Jacob Carlsson, Melissa Moss
Casting: Pauline Hansson
Cast: Harris Dickinson (Carl), Charlbi Dean (Yaya), Woody Harrelson (Captain Thomas), Dolly De Leon (Abigail), Zlatko Buric (Dimitry), Iris Berben (Therese), Vicki Berlin (Paula), Henrik Dorsin (Jorma), Jean-Christophe Folly (Nelson), Sunnyi Melles (Vera)
Nominations and Awards
- European Film 2022
- European Director 2022
- European Actor 2022
- European Screenwriter 2022
- LUX Audience Award 2023
- European University Film Award 2022
- Feature Film Selection 2022