“Force Majeur” director Ruben Östlund
took home the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year for “The Square
,” a wild art world satire that released an intriguing first trailer today. Swedish actor Claes Bang
plays Christian, a gallery owner who becomes embroiled in a series of mishaps after his phone is stolen. But you wouldn’t know that from the trailer, which leaves us with more questions than answers in this first look at Östlund’s creation.
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“Welcome to the jungle
,” says a placid British voiceover to a room full of elegantly dressed diners. “Soon you will be confronted by a wild animal. As you all know, the hunting instinct is triggered by weakness. If you show fear, the animal will sense it. If you try to escape, the animal will hunt you down.