DIRECTOR: ROBERT OSLUND
SWEDEN / 2017
SATURDAY 7:15PM / CINEMA 3
RUNNING TIME: 142 MINS
a satire of the art world where pretension, elitism, greed and crass stupidity hold sway. It will knock the wind out of you…
Outlandishly funny and biting
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival
One of the International festival hits of the year, from Director Ruben Ostlund (Force Majeur at BOFA 2014), and starring Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, The Handmaid’s Tale) and Claes Bang (The Bridge, Borgen). Meet Christian, the respected curator of a prestigious contemporary art gallery who is on the verge of opening his new show The Square– an installation which invites passers-by to examine their willingness to help others. But disaster strikes when Christian’s phone is stolen, his new performance art piece turns dangerously awry, and his marketing campaign goes viral for all the wrong reasons, with hilarious results. The Square is the most talked-about film of the season, a laugh-out-loud comedy for the modern age and a merciless satire of modern art, hypocrisy and fragile male ego.