Tag Archives: Ruben Östlund

Ruben Östlund – Gitarrmongot aka The Guitar Mongoloid (2004)

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The Guitar Mongoloid
(Sweden)
By GUNNAR REHLIN
A Trianglefilm release of a Hinden/Lanna-Ateljeerna production. (International sales: Hinden/Lanna-Ateljeerna, Stockholm.) Produced, directed, written by Ruben Ostlund.

With: Erik Rutstrom, Ola Sandstig, Britt-Marie Andersson, Julia Persdotter.

One of the quirkiest Swedish films of recent memory, “The Guitar Mongoloid” has all the makings of a cult classic. Shot on a shoestring over several years, pic defies traditional norms of storytelling, making it a distant cousin to the films of iconoclast Roy Andersson (“Songs From the Second Floor”). A dark, but also humorous, depiction of a society with lonely people and sudden outbursts of violence, pic is ideal fest fare. Read More »

Ruben Östlund – The Square (2017)

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A prestigious Stockholm museum’s chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit. Read More »