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THE SQUARE to screen at the International Bosphorus Film Festival

Ruben Östlund’s [+] Palme d’Or-winning film The Square [+] has been selected to screen in the World Cinema programme of the International Bosphorus Film Festival.

The Square tells the story of Christian, a 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.

The film will screen at the festival on the 20th and 24th of November.

The International Bosphorus Film Festival is currently in its fifth year, and all the films screening are having their Turkish premiere. The festival runs from the 17th until the 26th of November in Istanbul.

View festival website. 

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.