Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
"...Directed by: Ruben Östlund. Starring: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju, Fanni Metelius and Brady Corbet...."
"...Directed by: Ruben Östlund. Starring: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Christopher Læssø and Terry Notary...."
"... Yorgos Lanthimos, whose English-language debut The Lobster opened the fest two years ago, returns with The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Meanwhile fellow FF 2015 alum Ruben Östlund brings his Palme d'Or winner The Square...."
"...Writer/director Ruben Östlund is aces with both the human scale and the biblically awesome, making great use of the mountains’ vast, blank snowbanks and vertiginous drops. All is menace..."
"...De Ofrivilliga (Involuntary) Director: Ruben Östlund. Writer: Erik Hemmendorff and Ruben Östlund A tragic comedy or comic tragedy about group pressure on the individual..."
"...For every moment of Thelma's self-actualization, there's a shadow hanging over her, placing this into a classic science-fiction lineage that only becomes clear in its final moments. Not since the closing sequence of fellow Scandinavian Ruben Östlund's Fantastic Fest breakout, 2014's Force Majeure, has a film so deliberately re-framed its own message...."
"...Best Film: Boyhood (Richard Linklater) Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler Best Actress: Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood Best Original Screenplay: Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler Best Adapted Screenplay: Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman Best Score: Antonio Sanchez, Birdman Best Foreign Language Film: Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund) Best Documentary: Citizenfour (Laura Poitras) Best Animated Film: The LEGO Movie (Phil Lord, Christopher Miller) Best First Film: Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy) Breakthrough Artist: Jennifer Kent, The Babadook Best Austin Film: Boyhood (Richard Linklater) Special Honorary Award: Gary Poulter, for his outstanding performance in Joe..."
"...BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director.) Force Majeure (Sweden) Director: Ruben Östlund Ida (Poland) Director: Pawel Pawlikowski Leviathan (Russia) Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev Mommy (Canada) Director: Xavier Dolan Norte, the End of History (Philippines) Director: Lav Diaz Under the Skin (United Kingdom) Director: Jonathan Glazer..."
"...Force Majure (Turist) D: Ruben Östlund, Sweden, 2014, 118 min. US Premiere An upper middle-class family’s fragile existence is torn apart when a near tragedy occurs during a ski vacation and the two parents are forced confront the reality of each other’s reactions...."