Elisabeth Moss Stars In Truly Bizarre Trailer For ‘The Square’
The Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s gone to films like Fahrenheit 9/11, Blue Is the Warmest Color, And The Tree of Life in the past. This year, the prestigious honor was presented to Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s The Square.
The film is meant to be a Swedish satire of the art world and stars Danish actor Claes Bang, who plays a curator. Elisabeth Moss also stars, playing an American journalist. The synopsis describes it as such:
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.
All of this is vaguely hinted at in the trailer, released today. Though, with no background information on hand, it would prove difficult to decipher the true premise of the film. And little of that has to do with the non-English subtitles. Seriously, describing what happens in it would just leave you with more questions than answers (like, a monkey is involved. Why? We don't know). So watch for yourself above and make your guesses.
The film will hit U.S. theaters October 27.