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.
Autobiographical Scene Number 6882 (Scen nr: 6882 ur mitt liv) by Ruben Östlund (2005, 9 min., DCP). A young man celebrates Midsummer’s Eve together with friends in Smögen, on the west coast of Sweden. He makes his friends come and watch as he is going to jump in to the sea from a very high bridge, but a warning from a stranger stops him in his tracks. In Swedish with English subtitles.