Östlund, directed films on skiing in the late 90s, some of them now
world-famous. After a documentary 2000 he made his award-winning feature debut,
The Guitar Mongoloid, in 2004. Involuntary (2008) was selected for Cannes 2008
and has since been in major festivals worldwide. It was also Sweden´s nominee
for Best Foreign Language Oscar that year. His short Incident by a Bank won the
Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival 2010. His next feature, Play, premiered
in Cannes 2011.