THE SQUARE
World Cinema

The Square

Year 2017
Runtime 145 mins

Christian, the curator of an art museum, promotes a new installation in the square - creating a great deal of chaos in this surreal satire.

In the aftermath of the abolition of the Monarchy of Sweden, the Stockholm Palace has been converted into an art museum. Christian, a curator at the museum, is recovering from having his phone stolen while also trying to manage a space that will be showing a new installation. Hiring a public relations company to promote it, the situation quickly grows chaotic, resulting in a surreal and satirical look at the world of fine art.

Swedish director Ruben Östlund (FORCE MAJEURE) won a Palme d'Or at Cannes 2017 for THE SQUARE, which was partly inspired by his own experiences at one of his own art installations in the city of Värnamo.

Countries

Sweden
Awards
Cannes, Palme d'Or
Festivals
Cannes, Toronto International Film Festival
Director
Ruben Östlund
Producer
Erik Hemmendorf
Screenwriter
Ruben Östlund
Cinematographer
Fredrik Wenzel
Editor
Ruben Östlund, Jacob Secher Schulsinger
Cast
Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Læssø
Sound
Björn Baummann