IMDB Rating: 7.8/10
Title: The Square
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: 25 August 2017 (Sweden)
Director: Ruben Östlund
Writers: Ruben Östlund
Stars: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West
Storyline: The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times – about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.
Author Review: 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.