In writer/director Ruben Östlund’s latest satire, art serves as a catalyst for society’s chaotic sense of egalitarianism.
In The Square, Claes Bang plays Christian, the respected curator of a contemporary art museum in Sweden. As his next installation, “The Square,” is displayed to remind spectators of altruism and their roles as responsible human beings, the museum’s PR campaign sends him into an existential crisis. Meanwhile, his stolen phone leads him into some foolish situations. Elisabeth Moss also stars as Anne, a romantic interest of Christian’s.
The poignant drama won the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
The Square premieres October 27.