Embassy of Sweden

‘PREMIERE: Turist - Ruben Östlund’

8 Jan.'15
- 00:00


Opening Film

A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life… The anticipated disaster failed to occur, and yet the family's world has been shaken to its core, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. Tomas and Ebba's marriage now hangs in the balance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch. Turist is an observational comedy about the role of the male in modern family life.

Ruben Östlund (°1974) directed films on skiing in the late 90s, some of them now world-famous. After a series of documentaries 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 2010 Berlin Film Festival. His next feature, Play, premiered in Cannes 2011.
Ruben Östlund


Johannes Kuhnke
Vincent Wettergren


Lisa Loven Kongsli
Clara Wettergren


Ruben Östlund
Ruben Östlund
Ruben Östlund

Practical information


  • Subtitles: Dutch French