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The Square


Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary View All


Ruben Östlund (Director), Ruben Östlund (Writer) View All

Release: Aug. 25th, 2017
Runtime: 2 hours, 22 minutes
A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.
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The story taking place in the cinematic Square definitely reflects that of the exhibition Square, which is a fun and thought-provoking parallel and further enforces the saying that film is art and further the fact that The Square definitely tries to reflect art itself.
Citizen Rules
The Square presents the viewer with a seemingly random set of circumstances that Christian (Claes Bang) the curator of a contemporary Swedish art museum faces.
First 25 minutes or so are somewhat promising but after that it becomes more and more clear that the purpose is not to laugh at contemporary art per se but to blame its providers and consumers for hypocrisy when they don't live their lives according to noble explanations of the art.