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In Case of No Emergency: The Films of Ruben Östlund


One of Scandinavia’s most innovative directors, Sweden’s Ruben Östlund visits the Walker for the Fimmakers in Conversation series. Known for films that confront our prejudices while examining human behavior in everyday situations, Östlund returned from this year’s Cannes Film Festival with the Jury Prize for Force Majeure—an intimate look at ways that people cope with unexpected situations, set in a ski resort in the majestic French Alps. His interest in human responses and reactions under stress is also explored in his two previous features, Play and Involuntary, which will also be screened at the Walker as part of the touring retrospective In Case of No Emergency: The Films of Ruben Östlund.

Filmmakers in Conversation

On January 18, after the screening of Force Majeure, join director Ruben Östlund for a discussion with Dennis Lim, director of programming at Film Society Lincoln Center. This event with the filmmaker is included with ticket to the screening.

Funding

The 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 United States, and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York.