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The Square

This screening took place on
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His news show is 'The Square', an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it's difficult to live up to your own aspirations. Christian's response to the theft of his phone and an unexpected PR campaign for the installation pushes the entire gallery into an existential crisis. A sharp-witted, dark comedy that skewers the high-minded ideals of the academic and art worlds. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, 2018 In Swedish and English with English subtitles. "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, The Toronto Star
  • Directed by Ruben Östlund
  • 2017, Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark
  • 142 minutes
  • Film Subtitled

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