“I’m not disappointed," Östlund told Swedish television SVT, adding that Leviathan, is a worthy winner and that the director, Andrey Zvyagintsev, is very talented.
Östlund will remain in the US for some time as he is taking Force Majeur on a viewing tour. The film is to be shown in 15 American cities. The tour list includes Washington D.C., New York City and Minneapolis – a city with a strong Swedish immigrant heritage.
Östlund said he does not think his next film, The Square, will be a Golden Globe contender. Force Majeur was about the upper middle class, and that is why it was attractive for Hollywood, Östlund said.