THE SQUARE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ruben Ostlund Stars: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary. Christian (played by Danish actor Claes Bang, from tv series like Borgen, The Bridge, etc) is the respected curator of the fictitious Stockholm X-Royal Museum. He is planning an ambitious installation project based around the theme of altruism and human boundaries. The centrepiece of the installation is the creation of a square in the courtyard of the museum, which supposed to be a lofty symbol meant to represent the social contact, a sanctuary of trust Continue reading

WINTER SLEEP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sozer, Demet Akbag, Nejat Ilser.   Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has almost singlehandedly revitalised the Turkish film industry. His international reputation was cemented by the acclaim lavished on his films at the Cannes Film Festival over the years. However his rigorously constructed dramas are decidedly art house in nature and of limited appeal to mainstream audiences. His previous film was the soporific police procedural Once Upon A Time In Anatolia; his latest film is Continue reading