HIFF & GH present NOW SHOWING: a screening of THE SQUARE, directed by Ruben Östlund.
Saturday, December 23, 2017
A precisely observed, thoroughly modern comedy of manners, Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or–winner
revolves around Christian, a well-heeled contemporary art curator at a Stockholm museum. While
preparing his new exhibit—a four-by-four-meter zone designated as a “sanctuary of trust and
caring”—Christian falls prey to a pickpocketing scam, which triggers an overzealous response, and
then a crisis of conscience. THE SQUARE is the most ambitious film yet by one of contemporary
cinema’s most incisive social satirists and the rare movie to offer as many laughs as ideas