Ruben Östlund


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Ruben Östlund was born on April 13, 1974 in Styrsö, Västra Götalands län, Sweden. He is a director and editor, known for Force Majeure (2014), The Square (2017) and Involuntary (2008). He was previously married to Andrea Östlund. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 63 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Force Majeure Director
(2014)
The Square Director
(2017)
Involuntary Director
(2008)
(2010)

Filmography

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 2017 The Square
 2014 Force Majeure
 2011/I Play
 2010 Incident by a Bank (Short)
 2008 Involuntary
 2006 Nattbad (Short)
 2004 Gitarrmongot
 2002 Mustasch: Down in Black (Music Video short)
 2002 Family Again (Documentary)
 2001 Let the Others Deal with Love (Documentary short)
 1998 Free Radicals 2 (Video short)
 1997 Free Radicals (Video short)
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Personal Details

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Spouse:

Andrea Östlund  (divorced)  (2 children)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Basically, all my films are about people trying to avoid losing face. See more »

Trivia:

Twice winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for The Square (2017) and Triangle of Sadness (2022). The other directors to have won the Palme twice are: Francis Ford Coppola, Ken Loach, Emir Kusturica, Alf Sjöberg, Bille August, Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, Shôhei Imamura and Michael Haneke. See more »

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