¡Globalquerque!: International Cinema Series: The Square (Sweden)
September 7, 2022
A prestigious Stockholm museum’s chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.
Respected and contemporary art museum curator Christian, a devoted father of two who is divorced, drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next exhibit 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.
2017; Written and Directed by Ruben Östlund; 151 min; Swedish, Danish English, not rated
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