The Square, image courtsey of Curzon
UK Premiere

The Square

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

Wed 16 Aug 2017
Doors 18.30
£24.00 + booking fees

DJ from 18.45 Film starts approximately 21.00. For telephone bookings call 0844 847 1715 (booking with Ticketmaster, calls will cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge)

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, a hilarious and profound art-world satire that balances laugh-out loud moments with unsettling setpieces. Currently your only chance to see The Square in the UK. 

Certificate 18 TBC
Duration 145 mins TBC
Swedish with English subtitles

★★★★ "It sets out to make your jaw drop. And it succeeds"

The Guardian

From director Ruben Östlund, the creator of the 2014 hit Force Majeure, comes a seriously hilarious and profound new satire set in the art world. Taking place in and around a modern-art museum, Östlund’s film balances big laughs with unsettling set-pieces as it follows a successful curator preparing to launch a prestigious exhibition while at the same time tracking down a mugger who stole his phone. When a PR initiative plunges the museum into crisis, the curator finds himself in a series of situations that are both darkly amusing and highly compromising.

Danish actor Claes Bang is brilliant in the lead role (although the action is broadly spread across a number of characters and situations) and there are standout turns from Dominic West (The Wire; The Affair) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men). A deep seam of humour runs through this penetrating and sympathetic look at the human condition; Östlund’s stunning moral odyssey turns exquisite embarrassment into an art-form and places him firmly in the top flight of international filmmakers.



DJ from 18.45 | Hilit Kolet
Expect a pulsating mix of disco, house and techno beats to set the mood for Ruben Östlund’s gripping and darkly satirical art-world exposé.

I’m making fun of everyone. I’m very thorough in that way. No one escapes from this satiric approach.

Director Ruben Östlund, Variety
The Square
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