Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the most talked-about film of the season, “The Square” is a laugh-out-loud comedy for the modern age - a merciless satire of modern art, hypocrisy, and fragile male ego.
Meet Christian, the respected curator of a prestigious contemporary art gallery. A divorced but devoted father of two, Christian drives an electric car, says all the right things, supports good causes, and is on the verge of opening his new show “The Square” - an installation which invites passers-by to examine their willingness to help others.
But disaster strikes when Christian’s phone is stolen, his new performance art piece turns dangerously awry, and his marketing campaign goes viral for all the wrong reasons. As Christian desperately tries to hold onto his own ego while his comfortable life spirals out of control, his good intentions are increasingly abandoned, with hilarious results.
'The script is witty,
the performances flawless.'
David Stratton, The Australian
‘This is highwire cinema. It sets out to make
your jaw drop and it succeeds.’
‘Smart and laugh out loud funny’
New York Times
‘Impeccable… an absurdist goldmine’
Will knock the wind out of you'
‘Outlandishly funny and biting'
‘There has never been a Palme d’Or winner
quite like this one’
‘As entertaining as it is existential.’
‘Supremely fresh, witty and thought-provoking’