Thursday 19th April 2018 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Christian is a divorced father supporting good causes and a stylish director of a contemporary art museum. To sex up his gallery, he creates a provocative, controversial and performance-related event: The Square. It’s an enclosed space in which the people must have high standards of morality. When a pickpocket steals Christian’s phone inThe Square, he loses it and his values are smashed. The film is a satire that stages a society squeezed between its principles and its needs. The peak takes place at a formal dinner where the artist, Oleg, pretends to be an ape. It’s reminiscent of Buñuel’s film,The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.
Sweden- Germany-France-Denmark 2017 – partly in Swedish and Danish with subtitles –Directed by Ruben Östlund with Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West – 151 min
This movie really brings some gobsmackingly weird and outrageousspectacle, with moments of pure show stopping freakiness – THE GUARDIAN
The Square is a sleek, scalding rejoinder to Christian’s PR team, who believe cutting through the noise of modern life requires a short, sharp shock – THE TELEGRAPH