The Square

The Square
Ruben Östlund
Sweden, Germany, France, United States
Ruben Östlund
Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Claes Bang, Linda Anborg, Emelie Beckius, Sarah Giercksky, Christopher Læssø, Jan Lindwall, Annica Liljeblad, John Nordling, Peter Diaz, Denise Wessman, Henric Wassberg, Marina Schiptjenko
Plattform Produktion, Film i Väst, Société Parisienne de Production - Coproduction Office, Essential Filmproduktion, ARTE Deutschland


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 passerby 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 existencial crisis.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2017
Official Selection
Palme d'Or
VULCAIN PRIZE FOR ARTIST-TECHNICIAN to: Josefin ASBERG for her remarkable artistic contribution to match the inventiveness of the film
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2017
Competition - Zabaltegui
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2017
Seville European Film Festival 2017
European Film Academy Selection
Sofia International Film Festival 2018

European Film Awards (EFA) 2017
Winner: Best Film
Winner: European Director
Winner: European Actor (Claes Bang)
Winner: European Screenwriter
Winner: European Comedy
Winner: European Production Designer (Josefin Asberg)
Goyas Awards 2018
Nomination: Best European Film
Golden Globe Awards 2018
Nomination: Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
Oscar 2018
Oscars shortlist Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film (Sweden)
Oscars Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
César 2018
Best Foreign Film


Spain (10 of November 2017)