The Square. 2017. Sweden . Directed by Ruben Östlund. DCP. 142 min.
“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” (Cannes Film Festival screening notes). Winner of the 2017 Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.