The Square — U.S. Trailer


added: Wed, Sep 6th '17

How would you define contemporary art?

Acclaimed Swedish filmmaker Ruben Ostlund (of "Force Majeure" fame) doesn't necessarily try to define it but rather presents the contemporary art world through the prism of a biting black comedy with his latest outing, "The Square."

Winner of the coveted Palme d'Or award at this year's Cannes Film Festival, "The Square" stars Swedish actor Claes Bang as a pseudo-intellectual, art museum curator who, on the day he promotes a new pretentious art exhibit that's part social experiment and part performance art, suffers through a series of awkward situations -- which includes sleeping with an American reporter whose name he quickly forgets (she's played by "Mad Men" and "The Handmaid's Tale" star Elisabeth Moss).

British actor Dominic West (The Wire) co-stars as a confused art patron, while motion-capture performer Terry Notary (best known for the " Planet of the Apes" reboot films) plays an odd performance artist who grunts and snarls like a menacing gorilla.

Acquired by Magnolia Pictures, "The Square" is scheduled to open in select U.S. theaters on October 27th. In the meantime, you can watch the newly released domestic trailer, above.

THE SQUARE is set in a renowned museum where an artist exhibits an installation meant to promote altruism, providing people with a symbolic space where only good things can happen. The movie's protagonist is the manager of the museum who hires a ruthless PR firm to build some buzz around the installation but things get out of hand when the museum's PR team goes too far with their publicity plans, sparking a public uproar and exposing the hypocrisy of the media. Moss will play a reporter who is on the beat of the exhibit.


directed by   Ruben Ostlund

starring   Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary

release date   October 27, 2017 (U.S. release)

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