Ruben Östlund


July 5, 2022

Ruben Östlund (* April 13, 1974, Styrsö) is a Swedish film director, screenwriter and editor, twice Palme d'Or for best film from the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 and 2022.

Life and creation

He devoted himself to skiing and shot amateur films with a skiing theme, then studied film direction at the University of Gothenburg. In 2002, his documentary film Låt dom andra sköta kärleken was nominated for the Zlatohlávek award. For the film Mongoloid with a guitar, he won the critic's award at the Moscow International Film Festival and was nominated for the Nordic Council Film Award. In 2010, he won the Berlin International Film Festival with the short film Incident in the Bank. His film Higher Power was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. He won the Palme d'Or and the European Film Award in 2017 with the film Čtverec. In 2022, he won the Palme d'Or for best film at the Cannes festival for his Triangle of Sadness, which is a satire on class relations and Western society. He is co-owner of the production company Plattform Produktion. He was a member of the jury of the Un certain regard section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.


His mother was involved in the Swedish Communist Party. Satire on the capitalist system is prominent in Östlund's work. From 2002 to 2007, he was married to the director Andrea Östlund, with whom he has two children.


2004 Mongoloid with a guitar 2005 Scene from my life #6882 2008 In the power of the crowd 2010 Incident in the bank 2011 Game 2014 Force majeure 2017 Square 2022 Triangle of Sorrow


External links

Images, sounds and videos about Ruben Östlund at Wikimedia Commons Ruben Östlund in the Czech-Slovak film database