Exclusive film screening and curator tour

Date: Tuesday April 26, 2016 at 17:30 - 19:30
Location: Magasin III
Language: Guided tour in Swedish, film in English (no subtitles)

Exclusive film screening and curator-led tour

Tuesday April 26, 5.30-7.30pm at Magasin III

The evening begins with a guided tour by curator Tessa Praun of the exhibition The Nature of Particles with works by Jake & Dinos Chapman and Francisco Goya. (in Swedish).

The film screening begins after the curator-led tour. Enjoy refreshments and take a seat in our café for an exclusive film screening of Jake Chapman’s feature film The Marriage of Reason and Squalor from 2015. Film length: 1 hour, 26 minutes. (in English)


Image ©Sky Arts.






About the film The Marriage Of Reason And Squalor

The Marriage of Reason and Squalor is artist Jake Chapman’s feature film debut from 2015. The film is based on his own debut novel of the same name from 2008 and has previously only been shown as a miniseries on the British TV channel Sky. It has not yet been distributed internationally. The main roles are played by the well-known British actors Sophie Kennedy Clark (Philomena, Nymphomaniac, The Danish Girl) and Rhys Ifans  (Notting Hill, Enduring Love, Human Nature, Harry Potter, Snowden).

The book on which the film is based is a satire of a romantic novel. It tells the story of Chlamydia Love (Sophie Kennedy Clark), whose attractive doctor fiancé has given her a deserted tropical island as an engagement gift. Chlamydia travels to the island to wait for him, but, once there, instead meets Helmut (Rhys Ifans): a reclusive, deformed author who exercises a strange power over her. While Chlamydia awaits the return of her beloved fiancé, she begins to question everything around her and fights desperately to distinguish what is real from what is her own fantasy.

The Marriage of Reason and Squalor is an absurd and humorous film creation that, in the depiction of Chlamydia’s surreal passing between dream and reality, also showcases the visual grotesqueness so commonly associated with the Chapman Brothers. A number of the Chapman Brothers’ own artworks are used as props (even some of those included in the exhibition at Magasin III!).

Read a review about the film from The Guardian