Ruben Östlund’s ‘The Square’ pre-sells to multiple territories

The upcoming Ruben Östlund film, The Square, has been pre-sold to multiple territories, nordicfilmandtvnews.com writes. 

The film has been picked up by:

  • Alamode for Germany
  • Magnolia Pictures for the United States of America
  • Curzon/Artifical Eye for the UK
  • Bac Films for France and Benelux
  • Scanbox for the Nordics
  • Film Europe for the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • Feelgood for Greece
  • Cirko for Hungary
  • Bir Film for Turkey
  • Demiurg for ex-Yugoslavia
  • Must Käsi for the Baltics

The film is represented by Philippe Bober, who is a long-time sales rep and production partner to Östlund and his producer Erik Hemmendorff (Plattform Produktion).

Bober describes Östlund as one of Sweden’s hottest brand names and says that The Square is the best film yet.

Here’s the IMDb synopsis:

The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times – about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world. Christian is the successful curator of a modern art museum – he lives in the epicenter of the art community and takes his work very seriously. A few days before the opening of the prestigious exhibition The Square he is mugged, which he can neither shake off or let pass unnoticed. Christian embarks on a hunt for the perpetrator and ends up in situations that turn steadily more amusing, and make him question his own moral compass. Simultaneously he has to deal with the PR agency the museum hired to help market the upcoming exhibition. Something which takes an unexpected turn and plunges both the curator and the museum into crisis.

Keep an eye out for our Cannes review!

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.