THE SQUARE
By Ruben Östlund

Format: Feature
Duration: 145 min
Release: 2017

The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times – about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.

Christian is the successful curator of a modern art museum – he lives in the epicenter of the art community and takes his work very seriously. A few days before the opening of the prestigious exhibition The Square he is mugged, which he can neither shake off or let pass unnoticed. Christian embarks on a hunt for the perpetrator and ends up in situations that turn steadily more amusing, and make him question his own moral compass. Simultaneously he has to deal with the PR agency the museum hired to help market the upcoming exhibition. Something which takes an unexpected turn and plunges both the curator and the museum into crisis.

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Director / Script:
Ruben Östlund

Producers:
Erik Hemmendorff
Philippe Bober

Cinematographer:
Fredrik Wenzel

Editors:
Ruben Östlund
Jacob Schulsinger

Cast:
Claes Bang
Elisabeth Moss
Dominic West
Terry Notary
Christopher Læssø
Marina Schiptjenko
Annica Liljeblad
 

Selections:
- Festival de Cannes 2017
Winner of Palme d'Or, Winner of Vulcain Prize for the Technical Artist

- International Cinephile Society Awards 2017
Winner of Best Screenplay

- San Sebastián International Film Festival 2017
Nominated for Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Prize

- Hamburg Film Festival 2017
Nominated for Critics Award

- Adelaide Film Festival 2017
Nominated for Foxtel Movies International Award, Best Feature