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The Square delightfully skewers art culture in new trailer

Elisabeth Moss stars in Ruben Östlund’s Cannes Palme d’Or-winning satire

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Elisabeth Moss has her hands full in the new trailer for Ruben Östlund’s festival hit The Square, juggling advances from a grimy art curator and the pretentious nature of museum culture.

The Cannes Palme d’Or-winning satire — Östlund’s directorial follow-up to his 2014 dramedy Force Majeuere — tells the story of Christian (Claes Bang), a divorced father of two who also holds down a job putting together prominent art collections at a contemporary museum. The titular exhibition, aimed at reminding patrons of their responsibility as human beings, has inspired a peculiar PR campaign, which brings a journalist (Moss) into the picture — and that’s when things get weird.

The Square‘s new trailer promises a film that will skewer high-brow purveyors of art, particularly evident in a scene which sees a museum employee hilariously scolding a group of attendees for their hurried pace in scurrying away from the displays to dine on chicken, screaming for them to slow down as the herd shuffles away.

Following its victory at Cannes in May, the film has traveled to film festivals around the world, with stops in Toronto and New York planned in the coming weeks, eventually becoming Sweden’s official Oscar submission for the Best Foreign Language Film.

The Square is set for domestic release on Oct. 27. Watch the film’s new trailer above, and check out its theatrical poster below.

Magnolia Pictures