Force Majeure

Director: Ruben Östlund
Genre: Drama; Dark Comed
Country: Sweden
Release: 2014

wards: 31 wins and 41 nominations (nominated for 1 bafta award)
A Swedish family is on holiday in the French alps. While the family are having lunch at a
mountainside restaurant, an unexpected avalanche threatens to engulf them. Although everyone is
unharmed, when the mother looks around after protecting their children, she finds that her husband
has reacted by running off to save himself. The film follows the cracks in their marriage and family
dynamic that grow ever larger following this event. A darkly funny film with a brilliant concept.

Recommended by Aplomb!
Watched by Maisie in 2020