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Thursday, October 18, 2018
(R) 150min [in Swedish with subtitles]
Jan 30 - Feb 1, 5:30 & 8:30
Sweden’s entry for the Oscars (and on the shortlist), which also won the Cannes Palme d’Or and swept the European Film Awards, is a smart, rich, dryly witty and thoughtful look at the world of modern art and what it means to be human. Blurring the line between pleasure and discomfort, director Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure) explores themes of freedom of expression versus social responsibility, and the gap between rich and poor. Danish actor Claes Bang stars as a respected modern art museum curator whose latest exhibit’s ideals conflicts with his personal life sending him and his museum into an existential crisis. Elizabeth Moss (TV’s The Handmaid’s Tale) is a reporter who enters his world. Prepare for discussion afterwards.