Hull Independent Cinema: THE SQUARE
May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:11 pm£6 - £7
Hull Independent Cinema presents: THE SQUARE
Ruben Östlund | 2017 | France/Denmark/Sweden/USA | Cert 15 | 151 mins | English, Danish, Swedish with English language subtitles
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A prestigious Stockholm museum’s chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.
FORCE MAJEURE director Ruben Östlund returns with a knife-sharp satire on art, culture and communication in the digital age. Christian 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.
Starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Læssø, Marina Schiptjenko
Awards and Reviews
Winner Palm d’Or, Cannes Film Festival
Winner Best Film, Best Comedy, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, European Film Awards
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards and Golden Globes 2018
“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, Toronto Star
“This is high wire cinema… sets out to make your jaw drop. And it succeeds.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
THE SQUARE is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
Vue Cinema is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around ten minutes before the performance starts.
7:30pm: Programme starts
10:11pm: Programme ends
The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.
Tickets Terms and Conditions
If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.
If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card/student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card/student ID we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket.
** Please note: Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office and is not included in Vue’s £4.99 ticket deal. Tickets available via Hull Box Office or on the door at the Hull Independent Cinema desk in the theatre lobby.