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Ruben Östlund mirrors the destruction of destiny island

Ruben Östlund are in Thailand to look filming locations for the sequel to the acclaimed ”The square”. With a parking lot as a backdrop, and connected via Facetime, he tells an assembled presskår on Film in the Head office in Gothenburg on their new projects.

he and producer Erik Hemmendorff that the next film would be something more scaled down, with fewer recording environments, and not so many days. So it does not seem to be and are now traveling Östlund around in Thailand to find an uninhabited island where this drama of survival, full of diverse characters, to be played in.

– It is a metaphor for western civilization's destruction, " says Östlund and tells the smile on the storyline, which revolves around a modellpar ends up on a cruise together with a bunch of svinrika passenger.

they end up on the deserted island. The hierarchies are turned upside down and a filipino maid, who knows how to fish, get an important role.

Ostlund says he always tries to have a new project before the previous is finished and it feels less nervous to embark on something new this time than when he would follow up the acclaimed ”the Tourist”.

" It was a lot more nervous around ”The square” and this film, I feel I have more control over. It's important not to be dragged in by the previous success. I want to constantly challenge myself and do something that I will be stimulated, " he says.

”the Triangle of sadness” one of the many big bets from the Film in the West this year, the company can look back on a successful 2018, with 40 nominations in the Radio about two weeks. Already in the end of the month is the premiere of Britt-Marie was here, which is based on Fredrik backman's novel, and with the Tuva Novotny as director, and Pernilla August in the leading role.

Tuva Novotny presented the film ”Britt-Marie was here” during the pressträffen when the Film in the West presented the 2019 year productions. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

to meet a real surkärring, instead of all the guys we had, " says producer Gustav Oldén.

Tv series, ”Wedding, funeral and baptism” is Helena Bergström's and Colin Nutleys new project, described as a cousin to the ”"” and, of course, recorded in the area around Ulricehamn.

Lars von Trier directs The house that Jack built. The Lucky one is the film director Mia Engberg sequel of the guldbagge awarded Belleville baby and hailed by Peter Possne, production manager at Film I Väst.

– It is something that doesn't resemble anything I've seen. Incredibly original, " he says and tells that it is also sequel of Sune vs Sune and LasseMajas detektivbyrå.

”The House That Jack Built”, with Matt Dillon directed by Lars von Trier. Photo: IBL

in the nordic works of Thomas Vinterbergs, Druk, about alcohol, and Displayed by Maria Södahl, a relationship drama with Stellan Skarsgård in one of the lead roles.

Read also: Follow Ruben Östlund's hunt for an Oscar in Hollywood

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