The Square

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 1st April | 09:00 PM
The Stein Auditorium

(Sweden/Germany /France/Denmark/English/Swedish/Danish/2017/142 mins) 
Dir. Ruben Östlund

Synopsis: 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 dif cult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situa-tions

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.

The film has been nominated for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ for the Academy Awards, 2018 and ‘Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language’ at the Golden Globes Award, 2018.

    • Cast : Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Laessø, Marina Schiptjenko, Elijandro Edouard, Daniel Hallberg, Martin Sööder
    • Screenplay : Ruben Östlund
    • Cinematography : Fredrik Wenzel
    • Editing : Ruben Östlund, Jacob Secher Schulsinger
    • Sound : Andreas Franck
    • Awards : Cannes Film Festival 2017 – Winner of Palme d’Or and Vulcain Prize for the Technical Artist | Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2017 – Best Foreign Language Film | Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2017 – Best Foreign Language Film | European Film Awards 2017 – Winner of Best Film,Director, Actor, Screenwriter, Production Design, Comedy|Goya Awards 2018 – Best European Film
    • Festivals : Cannes Film Festival 2017 | Adelaide Film Festival 2017|Hamburg Film Festival 2017 |San Sebastián International Film Festival 2017|International Film Festival of Kerala 2017
    • Age Limit : Suitable for 18 years and above.

Entry Free: Passes available at the Programmes desk from March 1st for Habitat Film Club members only. Open to all from March 6th at the venue and online at




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