Hull Independent Cinema: THE SQUARE
Ruben Östlund | 2017 | France/Denmark/Sweden/USA | Cert 15 | 151 mins | English, Danish, Swedish with English language subtitles
FORCE MAJEURE director Ruben Östlund returns with a knife-sharp satire on art, culture and communication in the digital age. Christian is a divorced but devoted father of two, and the respected curator of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm. He's gearing up to launch their next show, ‘The Square’, a daring installation examining altruism and our duty to help others. However, Christian's own views on social responsibility are put to the test when he becomes the victim of a scam, forcing him to question the world around him and his place in it. Meanwhile, a shocking viral stunt cooked up by the museum's PR agency is met with public outcry, sending Christian – and the museum – into an existential crisis. With pitch-perfect performances, inventive set pieces and a cutting deadpan wit, THE SQUARE is a hilarious, unique and often surreal look at idealism and cynicism in the modern world.
Starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Læssø, Marina Schiptjenko
Awards and reviews
Winner Palm d'Or, Cannes Film Festival
Winner Best Film, Best Comedy, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, European Film Awards
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards and Golden Globes 2018
"It's laugh-out-loud funny and occasionally just plain silly. But it asks a serious question that seems more urgent with every passing day: How much inhumanity does it take before we access your humanity?" - Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"This is high wire cinema... sets out to make your jaw drop. And it succeeds." - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
THE SQUARE is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
Doors to the screening room will open around 10-15 minutes before the performance starts.
7:30pm: Introductions, trailer reel (10-15 mins). Main feature, THE SQUARE
Please note: Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office online or in person, and is not included in Vue’s £4.99 ticket deal. Tickets available via Hull Box Officeonline/over the phone, or on the night from the Hull Independent Cinema sales table.
Tickets are unreserved seating - seat choice is first come, first served, upon doors opening.
About Hull Independent Cinema
For full info on local charity Hull Independent Cinema and to purchase an annual membership card visit www.hullindependentcinema.com