The Origins of Ruben Östlund’s Long-Take Style

Having won the Palme d’Or in 2017, it is no surprise that Ruben Östlund draws from other prizewinning directors like Michael Haneke and Roy Andersson. But you wouldn’t expect a Palme d’Or-winning director to find stylistic inspiration in skiing films and on YouTube. Mathias Bonde Korsgaard traces the unlikely origins of Östlund’s long-take style.

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  • Screenplay: Mathias Bonde Korsgaard
  • Production and editing: Jan Oxholm

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