WIFF | FILMS

SQUARE, THE

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Director:

Ruben Östlund

Genre:

Comedy

Country:

Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2017

Language:

 English/Swedish/Danish

Runtime:

142 Minutes

Description:

"A spot-on, no-holds-barred satire of the more vapid foibles of the postmodern art world, the film follows Christian, the curator of Sweden's most cutting-edge art museum. An index of the elitist and possibly doomed nature of the contemporary art world, the museum is located in a former palace.  Imperious, self-centred, and hopelessly befuddled, Christian's attempts to promote his exhibits are deflected by personal misfortunes and culminate with a less than successful online campaign designed by two twenty-something chuckleheads who have been inhaling even more rarified air than Christian.

 

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