“Precisely calibrated … visually stunning … emotionally perceptive.” —Variety
When faced with harm, do you decide to save yourself or your loved ones? On a family vacation at a luxury ski resort in the French Alps, Tomas makes a split-second decision when confronted with a sudden crisis. In this darkly comedic, award-winning tale, his singular choice leads to the unraveling of his relationships with his wife and children. Featuring “the most spectacular avalanche scene in cinema history” (Swedish Film), Force Majeure examines ways that family roles, masculinity, and heroism are perceived (and rejected) by others. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and Sweden’s entry for the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film. 2014, DCP, in Swedish with English subtitles, 118 minutes.
Filmmakers in Conversation
Join director Ruben Östlund for a post-screening discussion with Dennis Lim, director of programming at Film Society Lincoln Center.