Ruben Östlund’s Cannes Palme d’or winner, and Best Foreign Language Oscar nominee, finally makes it to our screens.
A vicious, frequently off-the-wall art world satire, it follows the curator of a Swedish museum (a great Claes Bang) who sees his life and career begin to unravel after he hires a PR agency to create a public ‘buzz’ around his latest commission, an installation known as ‘The Square’.
Featuring pickpockets, a man pretending to be an ape, an actual ape, public humiliation, viral marketing meltdowns, and much else besides, Östlund’s follow up to Force Majeure plays like a very unhinged, very funny episode of Black Mirror, and is a truly one-off, deranged piece of filmmaking. Unmissable stuff.
We are very excited to be teaming up with Newcastle International Film Festival to present a special screening of The Square followed by a live Q&A with star Claes Bang.
Claes is a Danish actor and musician who wowed audiences at Cannes with his performance as art curator Christian in The Square. Claes won the European Film Award for Best Actor for this role (the first Dane to do so) and now looks set to take the film world by storm with his next appearance starring alongside The Crown's Claire Foy in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sequel - The Girl In The Spider's Web, which opens here in October.
Running Time: 2hrs 22mins
BBFC Advice: 15
Director(s): Ruben Östlund
Country of Origin: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark
Year of release: 2017
Language(s): Swedish English & Danish with English subtitles