A critical favorite at this year’s Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children—on a skiing holiday in the French 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 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.
Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Vincent Wettergren, Clara Wettergren,
and Lisa Loven Kongsli in FORCE MAJEURE
(A Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)
Ruben Östlund, director of FORCE MAJEURE (A Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
Photo credit: Johan Bergmark)
Kristofer Hivju and Johannes Bah Kuhnke in FORCE MAJEURE (A Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)
Winner of the Cannes Un Certain Regard Jury Prize
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