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SAAG Cinema Presents: The Square

April 19, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
SAGG Cinema Presents: The Square
Thursday, April 19 | 7 PM
$7 | $5 for members

Swedish procateur Ruben Östlund returns with one of his most audacious works to date. Winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes, The Square, is a no-holds-barred satire of the more vapid foibles of the postmodern art world. The film follows Christian (Claes Bang), the imperious, self-centered, and hopelessly befuddled curator of Sweden’s most cutting-edge art museum in his attempts to promote his exhibits are deflected by personal misfortunes and culminate with a less than successful online campaign designed by two twenty-something chuckleheads who have been inhaling even more rarefied air than Christian.

One of the most undaunted examples of the comedy of extreme discomfort and social collapse, The Square is worthy of the great Spanish surrealist Luis Buñuel or Östlund’s mentor, Roy Andersson. 

SAAG Cinema Screenings are held in SAAG’s Main Gallery. For more information, contact: Clayton Smith at csmith@saag.ca.

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