Director: Ruben Östlund
Original title: Force Majeure
Main Cast: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Brady Corbet, Jakob Granqvist, Kristofer Hivju
Possibly the most popular title from 2015, we are delighted to screen this film again for our fifth edition. Swedish writer/director Ruben Östlund is fast proving himself to be a masterful filmmaker and Force Majeure, nominated for a Golden Globe, is further evidence of his extraordinary talent. ‘Tomas’, ‘Ebba’ and their two children are on a skiing holiday in the Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, ‘Tomas’ makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.
“A superb black comedy” – The Times
“Best foreign language film I’ve seen all year” – Newsweekly