‘THE SQUARE’: May 4, Southampton Arts Center

HIFF is pleased to present NOW SHOWING, an exciting series of screenings that brings notable films currently in theaters to the Hamptons. Curated by HIFF, the series features acclaimed first-run art house, independent, and world cinema.

“It affirms that art, this movie very much included, can tell us things about ourselves that we’d prefer not to know.” — Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

On Friday, May 4, the series features the 2017 Cannes Palme d’Or winner, THE SQUARE, from director Ruben Östlund, about a Stockholm museum curator preparing for a new exhibition while experiencing a crisis of conscience. Shown at sold-out screenings during HIFF 2017, the film stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, and Terry Notary.

Nominated for a Golden Globe® for Best Foreign Language Film!


Director: Ruben Östlund
(Sweden, 2017, 142 minutes)
Friday, May 4 | 6pm
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A precisely observed, thoroughly modern comedy of manners, Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or–winner revolves around Christian (Claes Bang), a well-heeled contemporary art curator at a Stockholm museum. While preparing his new exhibit—a four-by-four-meter zone designated as a “sanctuary of trust and caring”—Christian falls prey to a pickpocketing scam, which triggers an overzealous response, and then a crisis of conscience. Featuring several instant-classic scenes and a vivid supporting cast (Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, and noted motion-capture actor Terry Notary), THE SQUARE is the most ambitious film yet by one of contemporary cinema’s most incisive social satirists and the rare movie to offer as many laughs as ideas.

Tickets are $10. Enjoy!