Dominic West

Ruben Ostlund's 'The Square' lands in the new avant-garde of European comedy

Ruben Ostlund's 'The Square' lands in the new avant-garde of European comedy

Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund might be making some of the most serious comedies in the world today, movies that combine outrageously funny satire with provocative big ideas. His latest, “The Square,” forces audiences to consider how they might react to an escalating series of awkward interactions, in spaces both intimate and public, as a self-regarding museum curator (Claes Bang) finds himself swept up in a growing scandal. The film also stars Elisabeth Moss as an American journalist and Dominic West as a well-known artist. Terry Notary appears as a performance artist in the film’s most talked-about scene, where he disrupts a fancy black-tie gala by acting like a gorilla.

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