Ruben Östlund


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Ruben Östlund was born on April 13, 1974 in Styrsö, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Claes Olle Ruben Östlund. He is a director and writer, known for Force Majeure (2014), The Square (2017) and Involuntary (2008). He was previously married to Andrea Östlund. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 59 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Force Majeure Director
(2014)
The Square Director
(2017)
Involuntary Director
(2008)
(2010)

Filmography

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 2017 The Square
 2014 Force Majeure
 2011/I Play
 2010 Incident by a Bank (Short)
 2008 Involuntary
 2006 Nattbad (Short)
 2004 Gitarrmongot
 2002 Mustasch: Down in Black (Video short)
 2002 Family Again (Documentary)
 2001 Let the Others Deal with Love (Documentary short)
 1998 Free Radicals 2 (Video short)
 1997 Free Radicals (Video short)
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5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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[on The Square (2017)] I don't think I'm pointing at other people, I'm pointing at the academic middle-class that I'm part of. Many of the scenes were made with the goal of, "We'll have a film in Competition at Cannes - we'll have an audience sitting there in tuxedos, looking at this guy in a tuxedo digging in the trash." I always try to use the movies as a mirror of myself and of the social ... See more »

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Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 8th Beijing International Film Festival in 2018.

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