From: SLGreg <SLGreg@madeitup.com>
Subject: Re: THE SQUARE (Sweden) 2017
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Subject: Re: THE SQUARE (Sweden) 2017
Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2018 11:07:16 -0800
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On Sat, 3 Feb 2018 13:54:54 -0500, moviePig<pwallace@moviepig.com>
wrote:

>On 2/3/2018 8:31 AM, SLGreg wrote:
>> My first venture into the foreign nominees for best picture didn't
>> disappoint.  Ruben Ostlund (FORCE MAJEURE) tackles the world of high
>> art, class distinctions, and man's increasing isolation and lack of
>> humanity.
>>   
>> Christian (Claes Bang), is the curator of a modern art museum in
>> Stockholm.  Pretentious and smug, he bullshits his way through life,
>> basically getting what he wants on charm alone. The plot (somewhat)
>> centers around a controversial You Tube video that gets mistakenly
>> released, putting Christian's future in jeopardy.
>> 
>> At 2.5 hours long, it's a marathon of odd sub plots and Scandinavian
>> weirdness, including Elizabeth Moss as an American journalist, with a
>> pet ape.
>> 
>> Enjoy!
>
>Though unplanned, I watched it two sittings, which probably helped.  (I 
>didn't know it was the FORCE MAJEURE guy -- that would've helped, too.) 
>Fwiw, the DVD has a 10-minute making-of on just the dining-room sequence 
>-- which nevertheless sheds some light on the whole movie, imo.

The dining-room sequence was brilliant and, I feel, kind of summed up
what Ostlund was most interested in communicating to us.
--
 - greg