THE SQUARE

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Directed by: Ruben Östlund 2017 | 142 min.

Section: European Showcase

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Countries: Sweden

Languages: English, Swedish, with English subtitles

Genres: Black Comedy, Drama


Synopsis

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.

The latest from Swedish director Ruben Östlund, who examined modern masculinity in the black comedy FORCE MAJEURE, returns with his latest social satire, placing the subtleties of human behavior, especially public behavior, under a microscope and exposing the artifice of modern art culture, pretension and obliviousness et al.

THE SQUARE is the winner of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2017 Palme D’Or award.

 

Synopsis written by: Anderson Le

Screenings

Friday, November 03 7:00 PM Dole Cannery C Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Ruben Östlund
Screenwriter Ruben Östlund
Producer Erik Hemmendorff
Cast Claes Bang, Christopher Læssø, Elisabeth Moss, Terry Notary, Dominic West
Cinematographer Fredrik Wenzel
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