The Square  – Nordic Film Festival


Free Tickets

The Square is the Nordic Film Festival opening film 2018. The Nordic embassies in Reykjavik invite you to a drink -or other refreshments – before the film. 

22.2. 7 pm
24.2. 8 pm

(SE– 2017)
Director: Ruben Östlund
2 hours 35 minutes –  Comedy/Drama  –15+

Christian (Claes Bang) 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 ideology: 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.

Palme d’Or winner at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Director Ruben Östlund is also known for Force Majeure (2014).

 “Perhaps the first movie to depict the world of contemporary art with true insight.” – The New York Times on The Square in their “Best Art of 2017”

The Square is a Palme d’Or winner at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and an Oscars 2018 nominee. The movie received two awards at Guldbaggen 2018 as well.


English language and free entrance

Made possible in cooperation with Bíó Paradís.