Museum Hours. The time of the museums, the film series that takes place in the courtyard of the MUSAC during the summer months, will bring the film The Square by director Ruben Östlund to MUSAC. It will be tomorrow, Tuesday, July 27, at 10:30 p.m., with free admission on a first-come, first-served basis.
Museum Hours. The time of the museums approaches the growing filmography of museums, which have become the protagonists of countless programs for movie theaters, festivals and video platforms where this alliance between museum and cinema is reflected.
Proposals hosted by this program show some of the challenges that the museum institution faces, inviting viewers to be part of these institutions, and of a time in which these spaces are configured as guarantors of the democratic values that contemporary society demands.
In addition, the film program allows to broaden the public’s perception of these institutions and their complex ecosystems.
From different styles, genres and places of origin, the cycle is an opportunity to get closer to emblematic cultural centers, such as the Louvre Museum in Paris or the Natural History Museum in Vienna. It will also show, among other feats, the collective achievement that prevented the destruction of the Prado Museum and the so-called National Artistic Treasure during the Spanish Civil War.
This film presents the miseries and hidden prejudices in the figure of Christian, a museum exhibition curator who wants to promote human and altruistic values in the people who come to the institution.
One day, he suffers an incident that makes him question his confidence in the correct and civilized world in which he believes, and in which he wants to live.. Directed by Ruben Östlund, this film finds in the internal dynamics of museums the way to approach the imposture of Western society and the endemic inequalities that characterize it.
The Square won the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival for its keen observation of the human condition.