The Guitar Mongoloid + Ruben Ostlund Shorts

“Ruben Östlund’s feature debut is set in Jöteborg: a fictional Swedish city resembling the director’s own hometown of Göteborg (Gothenburg). His focus is on outsiders and nonconformists, in particular the titular musician — a young man facing dire obstacles in life. The mostly nonprofessional cast brings a documentary quality to this loosely scripted communal portrait, wrought with compassion and touches of humor. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2005 Moscow International Film Festival, The Guitar Mongoloid is shot in typical Östlund fashion, with an observant camera capturing life from fixed positions.” (Film Society of Lincoln Center) Plus, Ruben Östlund’s short films Autobiographical Scene Number 6882 & Incident by a Bank before the feature!
The Guitar Mongoloid Dir. Ruben Östlund, 2004, DCP, 89 min.
Autobiographical Scene Number 6882 Dir. Ruben Östlund, 2005, DCP, 9 min.
Incident by a Bank Dir. Ruben Östlund, 2009, DCP, 12 min.