New U.S. Trailer for Sweden’s Palme d’Or-Winning Pick for Oscars

Sweden’s Oscar Contender

Magnolia Pictures has released the official U.S. trailer for Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or winning film The Square, which has been named Sweden’s official pick for the foreign-language Oscar race.

Starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Terry Notary and Dominic West, this brilliant social satire, set in the art world, is about how we think we’re helping but really aren’t.

The Square will be making the festival rounds at the Toronto and New York film festivals before opening in select theaters on October 27, 2017. Watch the first U.S. trailer below.

Sweden’s Oscar Contender

“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 that 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.”