The Square

The Square

Original Title : The Square
English Title : The Square
Country : Sweden | Germany | France | Denmark
Language : English | Swedish | Danish
Year : 2017
Runtime : 142 min
Director : Ruben Östlund Venue: City Pride Kothrud
Screen: Screen 2
Showtime: 12th Jan 2018, 4.30 p.m.
Venue: NFAI Law College Road
Showtime: 15th Jan 2018, 9.00 p.m.

Festivals & Awards

Cannes Film Festival | Toronto International Film Festival | European Film Awards | National Board of Review | San Sebastián International Film Festival


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.

Director’s Biography

Ruben Östlund