FORCE MAJEURE

Thursday, Jan.8 @7pm / Galaxy Cinemas / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Ruben Östlund
Sweden/Norway/Denmark/France / 2014
English, Swedish & French with English subtitles / 118 mins.

While on a skiing vacation in the French Alps, Tomas (Johannes Bah Kuhnke) and Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli) are enjoying lunch with their two children when an avalanche comes thundering down the mountain. An impulsive decision in this moment of crisis shakes the family to its core. The remainder of the film monitors the fallout from this fateful incident as the family evaluates their roles and assumptions. In this gripping moral drama, Östlund turns a keenly analytic eye on those principles we supposedly live by, creating a film that is both psychologically and sociologically acute.

See the trailer here.