FORCE MAJEURE (2014) [feature]

(MIFF 2014 )
Director: Ruben Ostlund

"Force Majeure is a frightening film. It brushes off our surface layer, and shows us the icy truth underneath." – The Guardian

When an avalanche comes rumbling towards Tomas and his family in the middle of a skiing holiday, he follows his first instinct and runs – leaving his wife and two children behind. The avalanche turns out to be a false alarm, but when Tomas returns to his family he finds that his betrayal may have caused more damage than a wall of snow ever could.

With a light hand, touches of humour and merciless precision, Ruben Östlund (Play, MIFF 2011) depicts the subtle decay of a marriage in his caustically satiric third feature. A psychological thriller that questions some of our most closely guarded truths, Force Majeure paints an unsettlingly recognisable portrait of the facades we all live behind and the lies we believe for love.

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