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Ruben Ostlund – The Square #Cannes2017

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The Golden Palm Winner Ruben Ostlund talks about The Square

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Ruben Ostlund, director of the film The Square.

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A clip from the Cannes press conference of the Golden Palm Winner of the 70th edition: the Square. Director Ruben Ostlund describes how he visually built the film and its protagonist.

The Square: 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 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.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Ruben Ostlund
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    The Square
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