Bart and Greg's DVD Explosion! Picks at Frontier: Force Majeure
Join us while we team up with Bart, of Bart and Greg's DVD Explosion!, who will be curating a new film series with specific intent for discussion and study. Each film will include a brief introduction by Bart, as well as a moderated Q&A after each screening.
Directed by Ruben Östlund
Starring Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren
Swedish with English Subtitles, English
1 hr 58 mins, rated R
A critical favorite at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish familyhandsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond childrenon a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.
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