Film: Surreal satire thinks outside The Square

What starts out as a deadpan comedy of manners mocking the 'my five-year-old could do that' school of contemporary art quickly jumps the fence into the surreal and the absurd

18th March, 2018
Claes Bang (centre) in The Square

The Square: Directed by Ruben Östlund, Nationwide, 15A, Rating: ***

Peter Rabbit: Nationwide, G, Directed by Will Gluck, Rating: *

Before Ruben Östlund’s The Square was a Palme d’Or-winning film, it was actually a physical square: ten metres or so per side, installed by Östlund and his producer Kalle Boman in 2014 in a Sweden museum plaza as a social experiment.

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