Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Laessø, Marina Schiptjenko
Plattform Produktion AB, Essential Films, Parisienne, CoproductionOffice
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 passers-by 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.
Born in 1974 on Styrsö island, Sweden. Studied graphic design before enrolling at the University of Gothenburg. His feature debut THE GUITAR MONGOLOID, won the FIPRESCI Award at Moscow in 2005. His second feature, INVOLUNTARY, premiered in Cannes in 2008. The premiere of his third feature filmPLAY (2011) was also held in Cannes, where he was awarded the Coup de Coeur Prize. FORCE MAJEURE (2014) was awarded the Jury Prize in Cannes, won 16 Best Foreign Film awards, was nominated at the Golden Globes and shortlisted for an Oscar
2017 The Square
2014 Force Majeure