Starring: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss
Directed by: Ruben Östlund
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains a major spoiler for this film!
Synopsis: A modern art museum curator named Christian (Claes Bang) signs off on a controversial ad campaign for a new exhibit which elicits anger from the public.
Kitty Cameo: A reminder that this is a major spoiler for this film! The ad which is created shows a poor, homeless little girl lying in what could be a sewer with a tiny kitten beside her.
In the next shot the girl, who is carrying the kitten, both enter “The Square”, which is the art exhibit the museum is promoting. It is supposed to be a safe place for people to stand and contemplate but instead both the little girl and kitten are blown up.
Later in the film Christian is looking at some newpaper articles about the outrage over the ad. One headline above a picture of the kitten translates to something along the lines of “The kitten’s mother (or perhaps owner) is worried.”
Final Mewsings: There must be an easier way to get attention than blowing up kittens and kids.