The Square

The Square

Director : Ruben Östlund/Sweden|Germany|France|Denmark/142/English|Swedish|Danish/2017

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum’s PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for “The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

Director and Screenplay Ruben Östlund Producer Erik Hemmendorff, Philippe Bober DoP Fredrik Wenzel Editor Jacob Secher, Schulsinger, Ruben Ostlund Sound Design Bjohn Boummen Cast Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary

Awards/ Festivals Won the Palme d’Or in 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Odessa International Film Festival