FILM TITLE: THE SQUARE
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 16 L P S SV V
DISTRIBUTOR: GRAVEL ROAD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (PTY) LTD
DIRECTOR: RUBEN OSTLUNDO
MAIN CAST: CLAES BANG, EISABETH MOSS, DOMINIC WEST, TERRY NOTARY, CHRISTOPHER LAESSO
LANGUAGE: Frequent Strong impact language uses the full range of crude language available. It is used as a manner of speech and/or at times in a demeaning or insulting manner. This is not suitable for children as they may try to emulate it which could be socially and psychologically damaging to them. Therefore it could have disturbing consequences.
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: Frequent Moderate Impact prejudice is thematic with regards to how the rich and affluent treat people in marginalised groups including children from a different class structure as themselves. The affluent also become victims of scams inflicted on them by con-artists. Nobody wins here. This is not suitable for children who do not have the cognitive development abilities to deal effectively with these complicated life experience issues that could prematurely expose them to adult life experiences.
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: Fairly Frequent and Moderate Violence is mostly low in impact except for the few scenes where either women and/or children are threatened or hurt either emotionally or physically. This is not suitable for children who may be disturbed by the content.
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: The Square is an art-house film exploring different cultures of exsistence within an art genre. It highlights aesthetic culture, intellectualism, determining between humanity and non-humanity, art and non-art, exhibition and non-exhibition. The context of the film observes art preservation looking at life through the artists lens. This edgy drama deals with pushing the limits from freedom of expression to how to determine when things have gone too far. An art curator Christian is robbed by scam artists at the beginning of the film. In trying to get his belongings back, the rest of the film deals with the repercussions of his actions, which includes the exploration of life of the affluent versus the minority marginalised groups, as well as the inversion of those who are robbed and the pain and violation it causes versus the need to rob, scam or con in order to survive.