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Ruben Östlund Interview


Up Next in Three by Ruben Östlund

  • The Guitar Mongoloid

    DIrected by Ruben Östlund • 2004 • Sweden
    Starring Mikael Allu, Bjarne Gunnarsson, Erik Gustafsson

    Earning comparisons to the work of Harmony Korine and Roy Andersson, Ruben Östlund’s audacious feature debut is a defiantly lo-fi, virtually plotless portrait of iconoclasts and outsiders living on...

  • Involuntary

    Directed by Ruben Östlund • 2008 • Sweden
    Starring Villmar Björkman, Linnea Cart-Lamy, Leif Edlund

    Ruben Östlund explores uneasy social dynamics through five darkly humorous, profoundly unsettlingly vignettes in his multichapter sophomore feature, which he has called “a tragic comedy or a comic ...

  • Play

    Directed by Ruben Östlund • 2011 • Sweden
    Starring Anas Abdirahman, Sebastian Blyckert, Yannick Diakité

    Based on real events, this provocative exploration of group and racial dynamics centers on a band of Black teenagers in Gothenburg who concoct an elaborate game of deception, manipulation, and...