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Portland, OR 97205

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In Case of No Emergency: The Films of Ruben Östlund

Internationally acclaimed Swedish director Ruben Östlund began his career in the 1990s directing skiing films before moving on to shorts and features. His new film, FORCE MAJEURE, won the Grand Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard competition at the Cannes Film Festival and was Sweden’s submission for this years’ Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. “In Östlund’s bracing, darkly funny movies, modern life takes shape as a series of simultaneously devastating and absurd crises, no less real for being imagined, and the civilized veneer of Western bourgeois society barely conceals all manner of foibles and prejudices. His deconstructions of ego and privilege are elegant provocations, designed to defy easy identification and, in his words, “make the audience take a moral stand on its own.”—Film Society of Lincoln Center.

This touring retrospective is produced by Comeback Company, in partnership with the Swedish Film Institute and Plattform Produktion, with additional support from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Embassy of Sweden in the U.S. and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York. Thanks to the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, Portland, for sponsoring these screenings.

For more information on this touring program, visit comebackcompany.com/RubenOstlund



Thu, Mar 26, 2015
at 7 PM

Sat, Mar 28, 2015
at 4:15 PM

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FORCE MAJEURE
DIRECTOR: RUBEN ÖSTLUND
SWEDEN/DENMARK/NORWAY, 2014

Picture-perfect Swedes Tomas, Ebba, and their two kids are enjoying a pleasant family getaway at a French ski resort, until an avalanche strikes. Although everyone walks away unharmed, Tomas’ gut reaction to the incident shakes his marriage to its core. Filled with wicked humor and piercing satire, Östlund’s chilling comedy of manners won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and was this year’s Swedish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. “Sophisticated, stingingly clever, and well-executed. . . crystalline clarity and keenly observant humor.” –The Washington Post. (118 mins.)

Join us after the film for a reception hosted by the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation. For reception ticket information go to www.scanheritage.org


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Fri, Mar 27, 2015
at 7 PM

Sun, Mar 29, 2015
at 5 PM

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PLAY
DIRECTOR: RUBEN ÖSTLUND
SWEDEN, 2011

“A deliberately provoked racial incident, based on numerous similar real life transgressions, is played for all it’s worth in PLAY. Swedish writer/director Östlund employs mesmerizing visual strategies to relate a disturbing tale of how five savvy African immigrant boys in Gothenburg take advantage of the liberal guilt and placating temperament of three local kids to rob them and take them for a ride to unknown destinations. Social, racial, and political credos are twisted, pulled inside out, and stood on their heads by this bracing and confronting work, which will challenge the assumptions of many a viewer. PLAY poses more questions than it answers as it lays bare attitudes lurking beneath the surface tranquility of Scandinavian life—a peacefulness that can sometimes be tragically shattered.”—New York Film Festival. (113 mins.)

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Sat, Mar 28, 2015
at 2 PM

Sun, Mar 29, 2015
at 7:30 PM

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THE GUITAR MONGOLOID
DIRECTOR: RUBEN ÖSTLUND
SWEDEN, 2004

“One of the quirkiest Swedish films of recent memory, Östlund’s film has all the makings of a cult classic. Defying traditional norms of storytelling, it presents a dark but also humorous depiction of a society with lonely people and sudden outbursts of violence. In each sequence, the camera remains in a fixed position, recording events that unfold. On a roof, a young boy twists TV antennas so viewers’ reception goes fuzzy. A woman leaves her apartment, showing signs of compulsive behavior. A boy plays his guitar, screaming rather than singing the lyrics. Some young men destroy all the bicycles they can find. Two men in a kitchen try to convince a third man, whose face is digitally obscured, to participate in a game of Russian roulette. These people, and others, reappear throughout the film, which has no traditional narrative, instead describing moods and feelings in Sweden in the new millennium.”—Variety. (89 mins.) 

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AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SCENE NUMBER 6882
SWEDEN 2005
DIRECTOR: RUBEN ÖSTLUND
A 30-year old man is celebrating Midsummer’s eve together with friends on the west coast of Sweden. He makes his friends come and watch as he is going to jump into the sea from a very high bridge. (9 mins.)

ABOUT THE USE OF THE WORD "MONGOLOID"

The term mongoloid is an outdated term once used by physicians to describe persons with Down syndrome. Its use remains controversial and is considered offensive to both the Down syndrome and Mongolian communities. Learn more about its history>>


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Sat, Mar 28, 2015
at 7 PM

Mon, Mar 30, 2015
at 7 PM

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INVOLUNTARY
DIRECTOR: RUBEN ÖSTLUND
SWEDEN, 2008

In this brilliant comedy of Swedish manners, Östlund offers five inter-set stories in which respect for authority is challenged. Whether focused on a famous actress unwilling to admit guilt or teens exploring their sexuality via webcam, the film’s segments pose questions about group mentality and social influences. Tensions mount as each character is pressed to take a stand or accept responsibility. Audience Award, Stockholm Film Festival. “A challenging and intelligent Swedish drama that still raises laughs.”—Empire. (98 mins.) 

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INCIDENT BY A BANK
SWEDEN 2009
DIRECTOR: RUBEN ÖSTLUND
A detailed and humorous account of a failed bank robbery: 
a single take where roughly 100 people meticulously recreate an actual event that took place in Stockholm in June 2006. “A way to correct the false images of robberies we see almost daily in action movies made in Hollywood.”—Ruben Östlund. (12 mins.)

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