Ruben Östlund put the world on notice a few years back with his film Force Majeure. As we said, you’ll probably never see a better dry comedy involving an avalanche that questions gender politics ever.
Östlund’s latest, The Square, just won the Cannes Film Festival’s highest honor, the Palme d’Or for this year.
As Ruben deals in a very sharp and refined comedic sensibility in his films, it’s heartening to see that some comedy gets recognition where heartbreaking dramas usually dominate. The Square clashes the world of contemporary art with moral quandaries, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, and men pretending to be apes and we can only hope for a full trailer and news of U.S. distribution soon.