FILM: The Square opens in the Bay Area on November 10

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    The Square Photo: Magnolia Pictures

The film the Square by Swedish film director Ruben Östlund opens in the San Francisco Bay area on November 10.

From Ruben Östlund, writer/director of Golden Globe nominee Force Majeure, comes another unnerving and provocative satire, The Square, winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Christian (Claes Bang) is the handsome, sophisticated and somewhat smug 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 over-reaction 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. Also starring Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Dominic West (“The Affair”) and “animal” actor Terry Notary. Sweden’s Official Selection for Best Foreign Language Film consideration at the 90th Academy Awards.

 In Swedish, Danish and English with English subtitles.

 When: Opens Friday, November 10 (Thursday, November 9 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema)

 Where:

Embarcadero Center Cinema 5, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level, San Francisco, CA 94111

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 2550 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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Landmark Shattuck, 2230 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

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The Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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