Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or winner is a knife-sharp satire on art, culture and communication in the digital age. Christian (Claes Bang) is a divorced father of two, and the renowned curator of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm. He’s gearing up to launch their next show, ‘The Square’, a daring installation examining altruism and our duty to help others.
However, Christian’s own views are tested when he falls victim to a scam, forcing him to drastic, ill-judged action. Meanwhile, a shocking video stunt by the museum’s PR agency is met with public consternation, sending Christian – and the museum – into an existential crisis.
Cast: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary.
Ruben Östlund / Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark 2017 / 2h31m / English, Swedish and Danish with English subtitles / 15 – Contains very strong language, sexual threat, strong sex.