Ruben Östlund was born in 1974 in Styrsö, a small island off the West Coast of Sweden. An avid skier, Östlund directed three ski films, alluding to his taste for long sequence shots, a taste he structured and developed throughout his film studies and which to this day remains an important trademark of his work. Östlund has become well known for his humorous and accurate portrayal of human social behavior, as well as for his renowned use of Photoshop and other forms of image processing software in his films. Over the last decade Ruben’s approach to staging has influenced many Scandinavian directors and paved the way for experimentation in the usage of HD cameras and computers. Tickets on sale December 11.

All films in Swedish with English subtitles.

 


In This Series

Film

Play
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
5:00 pm7:00 pm

Dir. Ruben Östlund (2011, 118 min., 35 mm)

Film

Involuntary preceded by Incident by the Bank
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7:30 pm9:30 pm

Dir. Ruben Östlund (2008, 98 min., 35mm)

Film

The Guitar Mongoloid preceded by Autobiographical Scene Number 6882
Thursday, January 29, 2015
5:00 pm6:45 pm

Dir. Ruben Östlund (2004, 89 min., DCP)

Film

Force Majeure
Thursday, January 29, 2015
7:30 pm9:30 pm

Dir. Ruben Östlund (2014, 118 min., DCP).

Film

Force Majeure
Friday, January 30, 2015
5:00 pm7:00 pm

Dir. Ruben Östlund (2014, 118 min., DCP).

Film

Play
Friday, January 30, 2015
7:30 pm9:30 pm

Dir. Ruben Östlund (2011, 118 min., 35 mm)

Film

Involuntary preceded by Autobiographical Scene Number 6882
Saturday, January 31, 2015
12:30 pm2:30 pm

Dir. Ruben Östlund (2008, 98 min., 35mm)

Film

The Guitar Mongoloid preceded by Incident by the Bank
Saturday, January 31, 2015
3:00 pm4:45 pm

Dir. Ruben Östlund (2004, 89 min., DCP)


Sponsors

This touring retrospective is produced by Comeback Company, in partnership with the Swedish Film Institute and Plattform Produktion and with additional support from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Embassy of Sweden in the U.S. and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York.