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The Square

“Sets out to make your jaw drop, and it succeeds” — The Guardian

11 January 2018 4 February 2018

English/Swedish/Danish with Thai/English subtitles

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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. - (Festival de Cannes)

“There has never been a Palme d’Or winner quite like this” — USA Today

“A dark delight” - The Playlist

“Smart and Laugh-out-loud funny” — New York Times Magazine

“Madly ambitious” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Brilliant”  - Vanity Fair

 

 

About the film

Director: Ruben Östlund
Country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark
Year: 2017
Duration: 142 mins
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