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3.6
2 038 Vurderinger

The Square

Regissert av Ruben Östlund
Sverige, Tyskland, 2017
Komedie

Synopsis

Set in a renowned museum where an artist exhibits an installation meant to promote altruism, providing people with a symbolic space where only good things can happen.

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The Square Regissert av Ruben Östlund

Tildelinger & Festivaler

Cannes Film Festival

2017 | 2 seirer inkludert: {award_and_section}

Academy Awards

2018 | Nominert: Best Foreign Language Film

Village Voice Film Poll

2017 | Nominert: Best Screenplay

It’s harsh, sarcastic, unsparing, threatening, unfair, and messed up. While it is formally rather controlled, it is also a cauldron of bad feelings and bad faith.
April 19, 2018
Les hele artikkelen
As with his previous films Play(2011) and Force Majeure (2014), Ostlund uses his setting to explore hidden inequalities in supposedly liberal societies, particularly those concerning masculinity, race and class, playing with our expectations about what is supposed to happen versus the results, which are always uncomfortable.
March 15, 2018
Les hele artikkelen
With a strong and humorous opening, The Square quickly loses its wit as it descends into aimless anger and condescension. . . . But while the film’s opening satirises the bourgeois art world, its edge is blunted by a constant mockery of everyone and everything.
January 05, 2018
Les hele artikkelen

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  • El Biffo's rating of the film The Square

    I visited museums often as a child and by the time I was a teenager, had learned to despise museum curators. This comedy was tailor-made to confirm my bias against these arbiters of culture.

  • dionysus67's rating of the film The Square

    Part of the trendy posthumanism which subsumes human responsibility into a sterilized welfare/consumer security, ''The Square" strikes, diagnostically, a right chord as it exposes the instrumentality of contemporary art and the risks of formal oppression when the latter sees (humanist) content as an occasion for its own reproduction. It plays well with the beast within but, filmically, it is as sterile as the square.

  • Huey McEvoy's rating of the film The Square

    When viewed as if each scene is constructed like a self-contained short story, the fact that the film as a whole is perhaps less than the sum of its parts actually works in its favour. The theme - how do some people ask for help, and how do other people respond? - balances nicely with the biting, occasionally hilarious satire of the Swedish cultural elite.

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Square

    Really enjoyed 'Force Majeure', so not surprised that this one was good. It also helped that it was a satire about art, and quite funny. It bravely went from one vignette to the next without losing the plot. Particularly enjoyed the scene with Terry. Art should be dangerous, or we end up with squares.

  • Matthew Martens's rating of the film The Square

    Human nature, confused in tooth, claw, cock and conscience, spirals up its own staircase in Östlund's ambitious follow-up to Force Majeure, a frustrating satire of bien pensant culture industry complacency that's at least as shaky on its feet as the natty curator who serves as its hero/buffoon/target. Still: intermittently transfixing and emotionally fraught. Also: mirrors and piles of gravel? A chuckleable hit. 2.5

  • Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film The Square

    Regardless its long duration and wacky side, there are genius moves and several engrossing parts in “The Square”, a film that pushes boundaries by infusing lifelike sequences occasionally peppered with surreal allure.

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Square

    I'm not sure Ostlund's insight into human absurdity—either in the art world or society in general—can fill 2.5 hours, and he has trouble sticking the landing. But his magnificently dark, deadpan comedy takes The Square far enough, the work of a satirist who never lost touch with his naughty prankster. A lot of its targets are obvious, but it makes a strong case that the only honest human expression is awkwardness.

  • msmichel's rating of the film The Square

    Ostlund's Palme d'Or winning film is one of the most audacious and confrontational films to grace screens in some time. Starting with a 'what makes art..art?' question the film's eye branches out to cover far too many themes to list here. The absurdist touches bring to mind Roy Andersson quite often but Ostlund certainly has his own voice and vision here. Casting is tops as are the production credits throughout.

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