• Fragment uitThe Square - English subtitled with breakfast
Ruben Östlund, 2017 142 minutes Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Læssø Sweden Swedish, English English

Winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or, Ruben Östlund’s THE SQUARE is an astounding work of social satire centred on a Swedish art museum and a PR stunt that goes horribly wrong.

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 iPhone 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.