THE SQUARE

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Ruben Östlund

Country: France, Germany, Sweden
Language: Danish, English, French, German, Swedish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: SQUARE

Running Time: 145min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Film

It has been 23 years since a comedy won the highest film award of Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or – and it took The Square, a jaw-dropping, whip-smart art-world satire to do it.

Needing a provocative idea to draw attention to his palatial Stockholm museum, head curator Christian spends millions on “The Square,” a barely-visible installation that invites visitors to exercise altruism. When the museum’s über-cool ad agency comes up with an “edgy” campaign for the accompanying exhibit, Christian is too obsessed with the loss of his cell phone to pay much attention. The downward spiral that transpires is a neat summation of our current anxieties, and a gnawing dread that civilization’s advances since our evolution from the apes may all be for naught.

Written and directed by the mercilessly talented Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure), The Square is brilliant, biting and unnervingly hilarious. –Jaie Laplante

 

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credits

Director: Ruben Östlund
Producer: Erik Hemmendorff, Philippe Bober
Screenwriter: Ruben Östlund

Cinematographer: Fredrik Wenzel Music

Cast: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary Christopher Laessø, Marina Schiptjenko, Elijandro Edouard

Ruben Östlund

Ruben Östlund is a Swedish filmmaker. His films include Involuntary (08), a 2009 Miami Film Festival official selection, Play (11) and Force Majeure (14), which swept major prizes at festivals all over the world. The Square (17), his latest film, won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.