The Square + Ruben Östlund and Claes Bang interview | The Curzon Film Podcast
We're thrilled to welcome, Ruben Östlund, the director of the Palme D'or winning The Square on to the Curzon Film Podcast this week, as well as the magnetic Claes Bang who plays Christian, a gallery curator stuck in the centre of Östlund's maelstrom of social anxiety and dark comedy.
Ruben Östlund's Palme d’Or winner The Square is a knife-sharp satire on art, culture and communication in the digital age, starring Claes Bang (The Bridge), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale, Mad Men) and Dominic West (The Wire). Christian (Bang) is a divorced but devoted father of two, and the respected curator of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm. He's gearing up to launch their next show, The Square, a daring installation examining altruism and our duty to help others. However, Christian's own views on social responsibility are put to the test when he becomes the victim of a scam, forcing him to question the world around him and his place in it. Meanwhile, a shocking viral stunt cooked up by the museum's PR agency is met with public outcry, sending Christian – and the museum – into an existential crisis.
Discussing the film are:
Sam Howlett - @Sam_Howlett1
Jake Garriock - @JWGarriock
Jake Cunningham - @CunninghamJH
Produced and edited by Jake Cunningham
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