Ruben Ostlund

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Most summaries of Ruben Östlund’s latest mad film find space for the word “satire”. There is certainly some of that about. The picture begins with C(...)

Now in its 62nd year, the Cork Film Festival runs from November 10th to 19th

There may be some two months to go until Christmas, but when the Cork Film Festival opens in three weeks’ time “The Man Who Invented Christmas” will k(...)

Claes Bang in The Square

Ruben Östlund’s vast clutter of provocation, an unexpected winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, begins with Anne (Elisabeth Moss), a journalist, interv(...)

Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s primal scream after The Square won the Palme d’Or as French actor Juliette Binoche and jury head Pedro Almodóvar look on at the Cannes Film Festival.  Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

The 70th Cannes Film Festival ended on Sunday night with, for the third year in a row, a surprise winner of the Palme d’Or, the festival’s most signif(...)

Michel Hazanavicius’s Redoubtable pastiches the work of Jean-Luc Godard.

Cannes is celebrating its 70th edition. Next year, however, it will arguably mark a more significant anniversary. It will then be 50 years since the (...)

Awkward sex remains one of the continuing distractions of the Cannes Film Festival.  Photograph: Getty Images

Awkward sex remains one of the continuing distractions of the Cannes Film Festival. Rare is the film in the Official Selection that doesn’t have some (...)

Steve Martin and Michael Caine are rival con artists scamming wealthy marks on the French Riviera in 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. Their one-upmanship makes for one of cinema’s great comic rivalries

A few years ago, we published a guide to the best films available on Netflix. It proved to be one of our most popular stories ever. Since then many n(...)

Run for it, shamelessly: Force Majeure

Arch-provocateur Ruben Östlund secures a place at the top table with this sour, blackly comic Swedish drama on the nature of masculinity and the fragi(...)