Force Majeure

Director: Ruben Ostlund
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
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Screening Info:
Thursday, November 13
4:00 PM
Thalian Main
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Sunday, November 16
7:00 PM
Thalian Main
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Ruben Östlund

Director of Photography:
Fredrik Wenzel

Ola Fløttum

Kjetil Mørk, Rune Van Deurs, Jesper Miller

Ruben Östlund, Jacob Secher Schulsinger

Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson, Philippe Bober

Executive Producers:
Jessica Ask, Film i Väst

Marina Perales Marhuenda, Katja Adomeit, Yngve Saether

Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju , Fanni Metelius
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A critical favorite at this year's Cannes Film 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 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.

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Director Bio:
Ruben Östlund started as a director of skiing films in the 1990s, and eventually went on to study at the film school in Gothenburg, from which he graduated in 2001. Together with film producer Erik Hemmendorff he is the co-founder of the production company Plattform Produktion, which produces his films. Östlund's short film INCIDENT BY A BANK won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the 60th edition of Berlinale.