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Fri, Jan 5, 2018
7:30pm
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Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominees Series 2018
THE SQUARE
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

After you watch all of the nominees - A FANTASTIC WOMAN (Chile), FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER (Cambodia), IN THE FADE (Germany), LOVELESS (Russia), THE SQUARE (Sweden) - meet the directors at a free symposium on these projects and other topics in world cinema today.

You can RSVP here for the free symposium with the filmmakers of the nominated films, at the Egyptian on January 6.

Introduction by HFPA member Ersi Danou. Discussion following the film with director Ruben Östlund.
THE SQUARE (2017)
2017, Magnolia Pictures, 142 min, Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark, Dir: Ruben Östlund

In the latest from writer-director Ruben Östlund (FORCE MAJEURE), Claes Bang stars as Christian, 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 next show is “The Square,” an installation that invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes it is difficult to live up to your own ideals, and Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for ”The Square”; the response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis. Costarring Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West, this droll satire won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. “THE SQUARE is darkly amusing, but it’s also bracingly honest in its absurdity, and that’s what kept me coming back to each one of its wonderfully knotty scenarios even months after seeing it.” – David Sims, The Atlantic


In Swedish, Danish and English with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Fri, Jan 5, 2018 • 7:30pm
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