Ruben Östlund discusses his Palme d’Or winner The Square, the mechanisms of empathy, the state of contemporary art, and the pleasures of tragi-comedy. Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or winning The Square is a biting yet humane critique of the hypocrisy of the upper middle-class. The film follows Christian (Claes Bang), a successful and charming […]
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Elena Lazic is a French student and writer based in London who has written for Little White Lies, Sight and Sound and The Guardian.