The Square (2017)

Review: The Square (2017)

14 Sep 18

Gorilla Film-making

The 2017 Cannes Palme d’Or winner, directed by Ruben Ostlund, is best described as a Swedish take on Luis Buñuel’s darkly funny social satire, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, only set in a museum and with a human gorilla impersonator.

By turns wildly funny, provocative and chilling, this is modern metaphorical surrealism that fans of Ostlund’s Force Majeure will love – lengthy runtime, sprawling concepts, intellectual conceits and all.