Double Palme d’Or winner Ruben Östlund has been named new Honorary President of Sweden’s Göteborg Movie Pageant, the most important film occasion in Scandinavia..
The “Triangle of Disappointment” helmer will act as an advisor for the Swedish fest and “go away his creative imprint on the pageant program,” promised the organizers. That features the upcoming 46th version, beginning in January.
“It was each a straightforward and a joyful alternative to simply accept this heavy title,” stated Östlund, who will succeed earlier presidents, Ingmar Bergman and Roy Andersson
“We share the imaginative and prescient of a extra important cinema tradition, free from nostalgic throwbacks. We should do that work in many alternative areas, however I can reveal that the primary one for us to lecture is the cinema viewers.”
“They need to be taught the distinction between scrolling for dopamine on particular person screens and to participate in a present,” he added.
As reported by Selection, the award-winning director – whose satire “The Sq.” was nominated for an Academy Award in 2018 – is at the moment creating “The Leisure System is Down,” set onboard a long-haul flight and impressed by Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel “Courageous New World.”
The movie shall be shot in English.
“Since I made ‘Power Majeure,’ I’ve had a purpose of mixing the most effective a part of the American cinema, the place you’re reaching the viewers, with the European cinema, the place you’re discussing society and the place you might be upsetting ideas. And I believe that the viewers truly is fascinated by that,” he just lately informed Selection.
However he additionally has different formidable plans.
“It was unbelievable to win the [Palme d’Or] the primary time. I by no means thought it will occur once more. And whenever you win it the second time, the scary factor is that then you definately notice it’s doable to win a 3rd time. After which I’d be the one one on this planet. I’m sorry, however these are the sort of fantasies I get.”
Östlund confirmed his documentary quick “Let the Others Take care of Love” on the fest again in 2001. Now, over 20 years after his first go to, he’ll communicate as the brand new president on the opening ceremony.
“Ruben Östlund has the creative integrity, the mental playfulness and the worldwide luminescence that make him a wonderful Honorary President for Göteborg Movie Pageant,” noticed creative director Jonas Holmberg, calling the helmer a “loyal customer” to the pageant.
“He’s a vital sociologist, a passionate visible creator and an enthralling provocateur. It will likely be each joyful and difficult for us to seek for the way forward for the pageant collectively.”
The board of Göteborg Movie Pageant appoints the Honorary President for 5 years, at which level will probably be renewed or concluded.