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Berwick Film Society: The Square


This mocking satire on the grandiosity of the contemporary art world and complacency of the privileged classes, spins social observation into squirm-inducing scenarios, memorable incidents and out-of-control performance art. You could well find yourself smirking and wincing in the same moment!

The director-curator of a prestigious modern art museum is caught out when an innovative installation, the square, becomes the scene of a seemingly real incident. A stream of episodes follow which are in turn cringingly amusing, jaw-droppingly bizarre and smartly on the button.

Winner of the Goya award for Best European film 2017, The Square is a knife-sharp parody on pretentiousness but above all a clever comment on humanity’s foibles, stabbing provocatively at social hypocrisy through a series of superbly punchy vignettes.


“Supremely fresh, witty and thought-provoking” - Time Out

“…a sharp and skilful dissection of bourgeois hypocrisies that resonates all too uncomfortably" - Financial Times
Cast: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West
Director: Ruben Ostlund
Year: 2018
Country: Sweden | Germany | France | Denmark
Language: Swedish and Danish with English subtitles
The Maltings Theatre & Cinema is operated by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust Registered Charity No: 701194