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LES ARCS 2018

Ruben Östlund to chair the Les Arcs jury

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- The Swedish director, who scooped the Palme d’Or in 2017, will weigh up the competition at the tenth Les Arcs Film Festival, set to unspool from 15-22 December

Ruben Östlund to chair the Les Arcs jury
Director Ruben Östlund (© Cannes Film Festival)

The features in the running for the Crystal Arrow at the tenth Les Arcs Film Festival (15-22 December) will be judged by a jury chaired by Sweden’s Ruben Östlund. Before winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2017 with The Square [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
, the director actually shot his previous film, Force Majeure [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
, which was also unveiled on the Croisette (in Un Certain Regard in 2014), at Les Arcs. Un Certain Regard also played host to Involuntary [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Erik Hemmendorff
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
 in 2008, whereas Play [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ruben Östlund
interview: Ruben Ostlund
film profile
]
 was premiered in the 2011 Directors’ Fortnight.

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The identities of the other jury members and the programme of the festival itself will be made public in Paris on 6 November.

As a reminder, the country of honour at this year’s edition of Les Arcs will be Poland, and the festival has added the Talent Village (see the news) to its vast professional sidebar, which includes the Coproduction Village (15-18 December) and Work-in-Progress (registration for which is open until 16 October).

(Translated from French)

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