He devises the idea of ‘The Square’, an installation inviting the public into a space where they are encouraged to behave responsibly. A few days before the opening Christian has a disturbing experience he cannot shake off. Seeking revenge, he soon finds himself in meltdown. A daring, provocative, riveting film, The Square also contains more humane notes as Ostlund’s eye for the subtleties of human behaviour never fails.
“Moments of pure showstopping freakiness [...] This is high wire cinema" **** Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Winner Palme d’Or Cannes Film Festival 2017