Subject: Re: THE SQUARE (Sweden) 2017
On Sat, 3 Feb 2018 13:54:54 -0500, moviePig<email@example.com>
>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
>> 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.
>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.