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The Square (15)
February 27th 7:45 pm
BORDERLINES FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Christian (Claes Bang) is the respected curator of a major contemporary art museum in Stockholm. Wanting to make an impact both for himself and the gallery, he curates an installation called ‘The Square’, inviting passers-by into a space where they are encouraged to behave responsibly and humanely. A few days before the opening, Christian undergoes a disturbing experience that he cannot shrug off. Seeking revenge, he lands himself in complicated situations while his PR agency’s campaign leads to a full-blown existential crisis for both the man and the museum. Surreal, audaciously funny and outrageously provocative, The Square has an eye for the subtlety of human behaviour within its scalpel-like dissection of the pretensions of high art and the herd-like timidity of its followers.
Director: Ruben Östlund
Starring: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West
Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark, 2017, 2 hours 22 minutes