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The Square

The Square
Comedy, Drama, Thriller | 2017 | R. 2hr 22min
CAST: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West DIRECTOR: Ruben Ostlund Official 2017 Tacoma Film Festival Selection | ENDS DECEMBER 21

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.


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A potent, disturbing work that explores the boundaries of political correctness, artistic liberty and free speech in provocative ways.
Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
Through its somewhat loosely connected, often hilarious vignettes, The Square questions our understanding of honesty, trust, and fellowship.
Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice
An examination of social context, elitism, cultural bubbles and more, The Square is - to put it precisely - absolutely bonkers. But purposefully bonkers.
Tom Long, Detroit News
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