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Autobiographical Scene Number 6882
Autobiographical Scene Number 6882
Ruben Östlund / 0:08:39 / Sweden / Drama / 2005
Martin, a 30-year-old man, and his friends are celebrating Midsummer’s Eve in Smögen on the Swedish west coast. From the camp site they can see a high bridge. After gaining courage Martin makes his friends follow him up on the bridge as he is going to jump.
Ruben Östlund
Ruben Östlund was born in 1974 in Styrsö, a small island on the West Coast of Sweden. Ruben has become well known for his humorous and accurate portrayal of human social behaviour, as well as for his renowned used of Photoshop and other forms of image-processing software in his films. His feature debut THE GUITAR MONGOLOID won the FIPRESCI Award at Moscow in 2005. His second feature, INVOLUNTARY, produced by the co-founder of Plattform Produktion, Erik Hemmendorff premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regard 2008. He won the Golden Bear in Berlin for INCIDENT BY A BANK, a short film in which every camera movement was computer generated in post-production. The premiere of his third feature film PLAY (2011) was held in Cannes at the Director’s Fortnight, where he was awarded the ‘Coup de coeur’ Prize. PLAY was nominated for the prestigious LUX prize of the European Parliament and won the Nordic Prize, the highest distinction in Scandinavia. His fourth feature film, FORCE MAJEURE, premiered at Un Certain Regard in Cannes, where it was awarded the Jury Prize. FORCE MAJEURE was also nominated at the Golden Globes and shortlisted for an Oscar®. THE SQUARE is the fourth of Östlund’s films to premiere in Cannes and his first feature to be selected in the Official Selection. It won the Palme d'Or in 2017 and was an Oscar® Nomination for Best Foreign Film in 2018.
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