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It's after hours in a Stockholm contemporary art museum, where a fellow from housekeeping staff has driven his floor polisher into a gallery.The story centers on Christian (Claes Bang), a Danish art curator employed by X-Royal, a Stockholm museum located in a palace that formerly housed Swedish monarchs.He's preparing a big exhibition called "The Square". "The Square" is a deliciously perceptive – not necessarily funny – lampoon of the art world and its various fetishes.Oestlund might have sustained an entire film on art-world satire alone, but the writer-director has chosen this world as a frame for humanistic concerns – not far removed from the themes Christian wants to explore with his exhibition.Oestlund's film has been well-received – taking the Palme d'Or at Cannes last spring and included among the five titles contending for the best foreign language film Oscar."The Square" isn't really about contemporary art, but contemporary us.
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