Previously at the ICA - Films
24 Apr 2015 – 3 Jan 2016
A model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his wife Ebba and their two beautiful children—are on a skiing holiday at a high-end resort in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular, but during 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 critical favourite at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard category, Force Majeure is a wickedly funny and precisely-observed black comedy that marks Ruben Östlund as one of Europe’s most piercingly intelligent filmmakers.
Force Majeure, dir. Ruben Östlund, Sweden 2014, 119 mins.
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