"Force Majeure" (Film)


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

A favorite at the 2014 Cannes Festival, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. During lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the resort sending people fleeing in all directions. With his wife and children in 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.

Directed by Ruben Östlund

With Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli
Rated R, 118 minutes, DCP
English and Swedish with English subtitles


Friday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. (Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies with introduction)
Friday, February 20 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 21 at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 21 at 9:30 p.m.

A limited number of free tickets to the Friday 6:30 p.m. screening with introduction are available at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.  Stop by 211 Brownson Hall or inquire by email.