The Square

15

INFO

Starring
Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Læssø, Marina Schiptjenko

Director: Ruben Östlund

Running Time: 151 minutes

Certificate: 15 - very strong language, sexual threat, strong sex

Country: Sweden

Format: 2D


"... an astoundingly smart film..."
★★★★★
-Kevin Maher, Times

"Östlund is a clever, dazzling misanthrope."
★★★★★
-Nigel Andrews, Financial Times

"Like Bobby McFerrin and Yo-Yo Ma’s oddly off-kilter rendition of Ave Maria, which echoes throughout the drama, The Square is a strange mix of pop and profundity: archly entertaining, occasionally grating and consistently uncomfortable."
★★★★
-Mark Kermode, Observer


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.

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