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Ruben Östlund, directed films on skiing in the late 90s, some of them now world-famous. After a documentary 2000 he made his award-winning feature debut, The Guitar Mongoloid, in 2004. Involuntary (2008) was selected for Cannes 2008 and has since been in major festivals worldwide. It was also Sweden's nominee for Best Foreign Language Oscar that year. His short Incident by a Bank won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival 2010. His next feature, Play, premiered in Cannes 2011.

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Biography

Ruben Östlund, directed films on skiing in the late 90s, some of them now world-famous. After a documentary 2000 he made his award-winning feature debut, The Guitar Mongoloid, in 2004. Involuntary (2008) was selected for Cannes 2008 and has since been in major festivals worldwide. It was also Sweden's nominee for Best Foreign Language Oscar that year. His short Incident by a Bank won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival 2010. His next feature, Play, premiered in Cannes 2011.

Awards

Nominated for the Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2018 Best Screenplay The Square
The Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2018 Best Director The Square
1 Kilometre Film Stockholm 2017 Other
European Film Award Berlin 2017 The Square (bästa manusförfattare / Best European Screenwriter)
Berlin 2017 The Square (bästa regissör / Best European Director)
The Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2015 Best Screenplay Force Majeure
Stockholm 2015 Best Director Force Majeure
Stockholm 2015 Best Editing Force Majeure
Festival Award Sevilla 2014 Force Majeure (bästa manus / Best Screenplay, Sevilla Festival de Cine, Spanien)
The Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2012 Best Director Play
Nominated for the Guldbagge Award 2012 Best Screenplay Play
Festival Award Tokyo 2011 Play (bästa regi / Best Direction, Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan)
Kraków 2010 Incident by a Bank (The Silver Dragon for the Director of the Best Short Fiction Film, 51st Krakow Film Festival, Polen)
Nominated for the Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2009 Best Director Involuntary
Stockholm 2009 Best Screenplay Involuntary
Festival Award Genève 2008 Involuntary (Reflet d'Or vid Cinema-tout-ecran)
Hamburg 2005 Autobiographical Scene Number 6882 (juryns specialpris)
The Dragon Award Göteborg 2005 Gitarrmongot (Gulddraken för sina överraskande kortfilmer och för långfilmsdebuten Gitarrmongot.

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