Ruben Östlund

Ruben Östlund

Highest Rated: 94% Force majeure (2014)

Lowest Rated: 37% Downhill (2020)

Birthday: Apr 13, 1974

Birthplace: Styrsö, Sweden

Ruben Östlund was a Swedish writer and director whose 2014 drama "Force Majeure," became a surprise hit at Cannes. Born and raised in Sweden, Östlund's fascination with filmmaking began in his teens when he started making ski movies. His films eventually secured him a spot at a prestigious film school in Gothenburg, where he learned the fundamental techniques of making a feature length movie. He graduated from film school in 2001, and immediately set about starting his own production company, Plattform Produktion, thus giving him the leverage to have complete creative control over all of his work. In 2004 he wrote and directed his first feature film, "The Guitar Mongoloid." That film received mostly positive reviews and instilled Östlund with the confidence he needed to direct two more features, 2008's "Involuntary," and "Play" from 2011. Both films were met with warm critical praise, making Östlund's fourth feature eagerly anticipated. "Force Majeure," about a businessman who attempts to abandon his family in midst of a life-threatening avalanche, debuted to rousing applause at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The film went on to pick up the prestigious Jury Prize at the Festival, thus further cementing Östlund's status as one of the international film community's most talked about directors. Östlund's foillow-up feature, the semi-autobiographical art world satire "The Square" (2017), won Cannes' prestigious Palme d'Or.

Highest rated movies

Searching for Ingmar Bergman




61% No Score Yet Triangle of Sadness Director,
- 2022
37% 14% Downhill Executive Producer $8.3M 2020
91% 75% Searching for Ingmar Bergman Unknown (Character) $31.0K 2018
85% 70% The Square Director,
$1.1M 2017
94% 76% Force majeure Director,
Film Editing
$1.4M 2014
81% 75% Play Director,
- 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident by a Bank Director,
Film Editor
- 2010
81% 59% Involuntary Director,
- 2008
No Score Yet 24% The Guitar Mongoloid Director,
- 2004