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Force Majeure
January 2018

It is a film that makes your murmur in amazement as you watch and then brood on the dangerous corners in all our lives. It’s a quiet avalanche.

- David Edelstein, Vulture

Force Majeure
January 2018

Look for this very original picture as a possible Best Foreign Film Oscar nominee. A ski trip snowballs into disaster

- Jordan Hoffman, New York Daily News

Force Majeure
January 2018

A brittle black comedy that has plenty to say about modern manhood and the human survival instinct.

- David Hughes, Empire

Force Majeure
January 2018

A brittle black comedy that has plenty to say about modern manhood and the human survival instinct.

- David Hughes, Empire

Force Majeure

Force Majeure

Date: January 28, 2018

Location: UICA


Force Majeure (Turist) (Sweden/France/Norway) is a 2014 comedy-drama film directed by Ruben Östlund. A Swedish family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche. In more ways than one, the family’s world is shaken to its core. The title used for the film in some English-speaking countries comes from force majeure, a contractual clause freeing both parties from liability in the event of unexpected disasters.

This program is free and open to the public and begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, January 28 in the UICA theater.

A panel discussion with a film scholar and history/cultural representative takes place after the film viewing, followed by a reception with complimentary food and beverages reflecting the regional cuisine of the film's origin.

 

Panel Discussion for Force Majeure:

Moderator: Toni Perrine

Panelist(s): Josita Maouene and Carl Plantinga

 

More about Chiaroscuro's 12th Season:

2018 Series Theme: Borders

Using a variety of narrative, cinematic and thematic devices, each film explores the idea of borders - geographical, interpersonal, metaphorical, or otherwise. The 2018 Series presents an award-winning roster of five celebrated films from around the world.


Reviews

It is a film that makes your murmur in amazement as you watch and then brood on the dangerous corners in all our lives. It’s a quiet avalanche.

- David Edelstein, Vulture

Look for this very original picture as a possible Best Foreign Film Oscar nominee. A ski trip snowballs into disaster

- Jordan Hoffman, New York Daily News

A brittle black comedy that has plenty to say about modern manhood and the human survival instinct.

- David Hughes, Empire

Force Majeure Official Trailer

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