Films We Like is thrilled to present Ruben Östlund’s masterful, daring tragicomedy FORCE MAJEURE. Earlier in the year, this extraordinary film won the Cannes 2014 Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard. It was then selected for the Special Presentations section at TIFF 2014, where it was a huge hit with critics and festival audiences alike. This film has also been chosen to represent Sweden in the bid for Best Foreign-Language Film at the upcoming Academy Awards.
FORCE MAJEURE opens in Toronto at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Friday, October 31, 2014.
A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing and spend some precious time with each other. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life...
Reality returns to embarrassed laughter, the anticipated disaster having failed to occur, and yet the family’s world has been shaken to its core. Tomas’ unexpected action leads them to evaluate their roles and assumptions, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. With the end of the holiday approaching, Tomas and Ebba’s marriage hangs in the balance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch.
FORCE MAJEURE is an observational comedy about the role of the male in modern family life.
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