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The Square Dir. Ruben Östlund

  • Sweden
  • 152 mins
  • 2017
  • Drama | Comedy
  • Colour

18:15 Tue 20 Nov 2018 Billy Byrne’s €8/€7 EXPIRED

21:00 Wed 21 Nov 2018 Set Theatre €8/€7 EXPIRED

17:00 Fri 23 Nov 2018 Watergate Theatre €10/€9 EXPIRED

19:00 Sat 24 Nov 2018 Watergate Theatre €10/€9 EXPIRED

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Main Cast: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Force Majeure director Ruben Östlund has created a knife-sharp satire on art, culture and communication in the digital age. The Square stars Claes Bang (The Bridge), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale, Mad Men) and Dominic West (The Wire). Christian (Bang) 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.

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