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Director: Ruben Östlund
Starring: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West
Genre: Black comedy
Duration: 150 mins

A museum director desperate to make a success of his gallery stages a new installation called “The Square” to promote it. It began life as a real gallery installation at the design museum Vandalorum, Sweden in 2014, created by Ostlund in collaboration with producer Kalle Boman (“The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within it we all share equal rights and obligations,” read its manifesto). Not content with satirizing the art world, Östlund also ridicules the media’s insatiable appetite for controversy. Winner of the 2017 Palme d’Or at Cannes.

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