Swedish writer and director Ruben Ostlund continues to win. The two-time winner of the prestigious Palm His d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival won his six trophies at Sweden’s prestigious Guldbagge Awards on Monday night, including Best Director and Best Picture. Celebrate what you’ve earned.
In an interview with Deadline Tuesday morning, Ostlund was delighted to have been nominated for three Academy Awards for his dark comedy: Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Director. sorrow triangle.
This film follows Karl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charubi Dean) are a model couple invited by the captain of an unhinged boat (Woody Harrelson) on a luxury cruise for the ultra-rich and celebrities. After their boat capsizes, the charming shipwreck crew must learn how to survive the harsh reality of being stranded on a deserted island.
Here Ostlund discusses his Oscar nomination, the importance of equality and recognition in cinema, and his upcoming projects.
Deadline: Where were you when you heard about the nominations? And what was the atmosphere like in the room?
Ruben Ostlund: amazing. It was almost 5pm and the appointment was for her at 2:30.we drank beer [to celebrate] The thing is, because it’s a Swedish prize [The Guldbagges] won 6 prizes yesterday.So today we are sitting here really nervous and not expecting anything. youtube clip With a Swedish director surprised when he missed out on a nomination for force majeure…but this time it was the complete opposite of that YouTube clip.We were at a restaurant called The Frog [Grodan] In Stockholm, I was with my colleagues, friends and people who worked on the film. So we all shared this moment. It was a bit of a shock when I was nominated. We seemed pretty happy with the script, and then they announced the Best Director and Best Picture awards. We were like, “Oh shit.” This was unexpected. we were really happy. [laughs].
Deadline: Your film deals with race, social class, and elite status, and it’s now nominated for the top prize again.Do you think that’s a bit ironic?
Ostland: No, the great thing about these awards for me is that they pay attention to what the movie is about. So being nominated also shows that people are interested in this kind of film, and that they’re interested in the problematic situations we’re dealing with. I think one of the things is that we are very concerned about equality. We are glad that you are paying attention to it.
Deadline: Given that your film is quirky in the best sense of the word, are you still surprised that it was received? What do you think people are reacting to?
Ostland: One thing I can say is that the movie works well in theaters with large audiences. Therefore, going to the cinema to see a movie becomes an event. And one of the goals I had was to ride a wild roller coaster for adults.for example [the food poisoning scene]one of the goals is [the audience] Seeing vomit, they expect some kind of result. But my thought when I did that scene was that he has to go 10 steps ahead of what the audience expects of me. Because you’re also creating something that isn’t completely safe, and there’s a certain tension that goes with it.
Deadline: A risk rewarded with three nominations.What is this newly discovered relationship oscar are you moving forward now?
Ostland: Ultimately, when it comes to the Oscars, I feel it’s one of the hottest awards in the world. So as soon as this happens, your phone will completely stop working, you’ll get messages, etc. That’s great.
Deadline: What’s Next?
Ostland: I am making a movie called entertainment system is downIt takes place on a long-haul flight of about 15 hours, and shortly after take-off, passengers receive the dreaded news that the entertainment system is not working. And the iPad is not charging. So, especially when it comes to scrolling, it will be a horror movie for modern humans who are addicts.
Deadline: Sounds like another award conversation in the making. What do you think of these social satire movies that resonate with you?
Ostland: It’s a way to be provocative, pose questions, and the audience must accept the challenge.It’s a great way to talk about society and history. There will always be a political message in one form or another at the core of our society. [making these films] A great way to do something interesting, but also really serious.
The 95th Academy Awards will be held on March 12th at the Dolby Theater.