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Ruben Ostlund: From witty ski bum to top Cannes winner

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 05:50

Ostlund has been described as a "kleptomaniac", stealing scenes from his own life, those of his friends, and even YouTube for his films.


SWEDISH director Ruben Ostlund, the shock winner on Sunday of the Cannes film festival's top prize, the Palm d'Or, loves nothing better than sending up vanity and pretentiousness.

Known for the dark sense of humour he honed during his years as a ski bum, Ostlund made his

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