The Square 18+
South Australian Premiere
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes.
The Square was so widely praised at Cannes that it was no surprise when it carried off the Palme d’Or. The story is based around Christian, the curator of a contemporary art museum, who is intent on thinking of himself as a decent man—after all, he drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation that invites passersby to act as though everyone truly had equal rights. But when his phone is stolen, Christian finds it difficult to live up to his ideals and all manner of strange events undermines the rarified atmosphere of the gallery. As The Guardian’s critic put it: "This movie really brings some gobsmackingly weird and outrageous spectacle, with moments of pure showstopping freakiness…it sets out to make your jaw drop. And it succeeds."
Director Ruben Östlund | Screenwriter Ruben Östlund | Producer Erik Hemmendorff, Philippe Bober | Cinematographer Fredrik Wenzel | Editor Jacob Secher Schulsinger | Cast Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West
Ruben Östlund was born in 1974 in Sweden and studied at the University of Gothenburg. His previous feature films include The Guitar Mongoloid (2005), Involuntary (2008), Play (2011) and Force Majeure (2014). His short film Incident by a Bank won a Golden Bear at Berlin in 2010.