Force Majeure

2 Mar 2016

Director: Ruben Östlund

Sweden, France, Norway


120 min

One single moment can change everything in a relationship. Tomas, Ebba and their children are enjoying a skiing holiday in the French Alps when a relaxed lunchtime suddenly becomes a moment fraught with terror as an avalanche heads towards their mountaintop restaurant. Tomas’ instinct for self-preservation is the spark for a razor-sharp examination of love, guilt and devotion that may be even more destructive than the avalanche itself. In this audacious and gripping black comedy, writer/director Ruben Östlund has found an ingenious way to explore the flaws and cracks in a marriage by creating the circumstances in which everything we take for granted is torn away.

Winner of Special Jury Prize Cannes Film Festival 2014