Oscar Nominees Statements: ‘The Square’ (Foreign Language Film)

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Below please find a reaction statement from director Ruben Ostlund, nominated as the writer/director of THE SQUARE in the Best Foreign Language Film category-

“It’s a happy morning today! We are so honored to receive an Academy Award nomination for THE SQUARE. I wanted to make a film about the world we are living in today- about feeling disconnected in our modern world and how we have lost our faith in community. THE SQUARE’s success can help to dispel that-  it was a fantastic collaboration with our very international cast including Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West and Terry Notary and our crew spanning several countries– it is the product of a collective. I wanted to make a provocative film that will not only wildly entertain people but also make them reflect – thank you for helping me to share this film with more audiences throughout the world.”

–               Ruben Östlund, writer/director of THE SQUARE (Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film)

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