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Dark-humoured drama about lonely, peculiar people living in the fictitious town of Jöteborg. Fragmented in structure, unveiling the conditions and emotions of Swedes in the new millennium through a series of strange situations, the first film by Swedish director Ruben Östlund defies the rules of classical narration. The filming of this pseudo-documentary took several years due to a limited budget, and most of its actors are non-professionals. Östlund won the FIPRESCI Award at the Moscow International Film Festival and has been compared with his popular compatriot Roy Andersson by critics.
Born in 1974. Director, screenwriter and editor. He got into film as an amateur making films about skiing. Together with the producer Erik Hammendorff, he established the production company Plattform Produktion. His best known films include Play (2011) and Force Majeure (2014). His latest work, The Square (2017), won the Palme d’Or in Cannes.