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The Square
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The Square

English
ComedyDrama
16 Mar, 2018
2 hrs 31 mins
68%
61 votes
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SYNOPSIS
A major controversy arises when Christian, a respected curator of a contemporary art museum, hires a PR agency to create a buzz for his new exhibit.
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Verdict: A well-made comedy with a relevant message. It won the Palme D`Or at Cannes Film Festival, but The Square was hardly the most hyped film at the Oscars this year. A Swedish comedy-drama by Ruben Ostlund, it stars Danish actor Claes Bang in the lead role, while Emmy winner Elizabeth Moss and Golden Globe nominee Dominic West&... ...Read full review
You could take any individual scene in The Square, and depending on your mood at that particular moment, either deconstruct it or magnify it, and the scene will, largely speaking, be a relatively accurate representation of what the film is about. ...Read full review
How much inhumanity does it take before we access our humanity? This is the tagline for a PR campaign aimed to promote an exhibit at an art museum in Stockholm, curated by Christian Juel Nielsen (Claes Bang). The Square constantly begs this question from Christians perspective through the course of the film. ...Read full review
The Square is the name of the new film from Ruben stlund, but it is also a good description of the kind of person he makes films about. stlundian heroes are straight-edged, complacent types who prove less capable under pressure than they might like to think, and the Swedish director likes nothing more than holding their souls to the grill until they start to spit. ...Read full review
Ruben stlunds sprawling and daringly surreal satire The Square turns a contemporary art museum into a city-state of bizarre, dysfunctional and Ballardian strangeness. It is a place where one important persons guilt infects an entire society with a creeping nervous breakdown, at once intensified and yet camouflaged by a notional belief in aesthetic nonconformism and provocative performance art. ...Read full review
The Square, the new film from Swedish writer-director Ruben stlund, opens with a scene in which the films protagonist, the charming curator of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm, is engaged in an interview with an American journalist. She points to a particularly convoluted passage on the museums website and asks if he would be so kind to explain. He tries, but its obvious he has no idea what it means either. ...Read full review