FILM: Swedish Film at the Mill Valley Film Festival 40

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    The Square Photo: Magnolia Pictures

The Swedish film the Square will be screened at the Mill Valley Film Festival on October 5-15, 2017.

Swedish director Ruben Östlund continues to surprise: This year, he became the unexpected recipient of the Palme d'Or for his ambitious follow-up to his acclaimed international hit, Force Majeure (MVFF 2014).  Mill Valley Film Festival 40 will screen his new film The Square twice during the festival in October. In Swedish, Danish and English with English subtitles.

When: Sunday, October 8 at 8:45pm at the Sequoia 1
Where: 
The Cinearts Sequoia, 25 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

When: Friday, October 13 at 12:30pm at the Sequoia 2
Where: 
The Cinearts Sequoia, 25 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
For tickets and more information, click here.

Continuing with some of the moral and societal themes of its predecessor, The Square follows Christian (Claes Bang, in a stellar, breakthrough performance), a handsome, fortysomething curator at a respected Stockholm art museum, whose life and current exhibit—also titled "The Square"—spiral out of control after his phone and wallet are stolen when he tries to break up a domestic dispute on the street on his way to work. Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale), Dominic West (The Wire), and Terry Notary (War for the Planet of the Apes) co-star in this hilarious and provocative satire of the art world, one of the rare comedies to capture the top honor at Cannes.

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