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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
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Swedish Films by Ruben Östlund

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Feb 12, 2015 to Feb 26, 2015

In 1915 the Swedish Pavilion at PPIE presented a series of Swedish films to demonstrate their acumen in this new technology. In the century since, Sweden has become legendary for its films. Today we continue that tradition, with another film in that grand tradition by contemporary Swedish film director Ruben Östlund.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 
presents the touring retrospective
In Case of No Emergency: The Films of Ruben Östlund
February 12-26, 2015

Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s confrontational, darkly humorous films examine human prejudice and behavior in stressful (and often absurd) scenarios. The touring retrospective ”In Case of No Emergency: The Films of Ruben Östlund” will show the films Force Majeure (Turist), Play and the double feature Involuntary and the Guitar Mongoloid.

Östlund began his career in the 90’s directing films about skiing before moving on to narrative films that have received prizes at different film festivals for the past decade. His newest feature, Force Majeure, won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and is his second film to be submitted by Sweden to the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film.

The touring retrospective is produced by the Comeback Company, in partnership with the Swedish Film Institute and Plattform Produktion. Additional support is provided by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Embassy of Sweden in the U.S. and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York.

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