The Oscar-nominated film The Square is all set to release in the city on 16th March 2018. The film is a funny satire featuring different aspects of an urban lifestyle. It is also a hilarious take-down of arrogance and elitism found in the upper-middle-class art circles.
The director, Ruben Ostlund has done an extensive research and combined few real-life experiences for the audience to relish. The title of the film is had been selected for the deep meaning it holds.
Here are 3 facts you must know about the title of The Square:
1. The film’s title The Square is taken from the name of a real project exhibited in 2014 at the Vandalorum Museum in the South of Sweden.
Here, it means a sanctuary of trust and caring intended to build a social consensus amongst others and to establish the duty to act and react if one needs help.
2. The Square is a place of humanitarian values, drawing on the ethics of reciprocity that appears in nearly every religion following the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
3. It is based on an idea of the art project addressing trust in society and the need to reassess the social values. A humanitarian sanctuary wherein every individual shares the same rights and obligations.
The Square stars Claes Bang, Dominic West, Elizabeth Moss and Terry Notary. It is directed by award-winning Swedish film-maker Ruben Ostlund.
With such an interesting story behind the title, we can’t wait to see what the movie has in store for us.