Involuntary (De ofrivilliga) by Ruben Östlund (2008, 98 min., 35mm). It’s almost summer in Sweden and minor indiscretions and misbehavior abound. Leffe likes to show off for his friends and play salacious pranks, especially when he’s drinking. Meanwhile, a righteous grade-school teacher doesn’t know where to draw the line: she insists her fellow educators need a bit of instruction. Then there are two young teenage girls who like to pose for photos and party. A humorous look at lessons to learn, lectures to give, and lines not to cross. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Incident by the Bank (Händelse vid bank) by Ruben Östlund (2009, 12 min., 35mm). A detailed and humorous account of a failed bank robbery: A single take where more than 96 people perform a meticulous choreography for the camera. Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2010 Berlinale Shorts Competition. In Swedish with English subtitles.