Monday, March 14, 2016

Force Majeure

While dining el fresco at an alpine ski resort a Swedish family finds themselves at the mercy of a menacing avalanche which ultimately proves non-threatening although it stirs the father to a cowardly reaction which causes a serious and perhaps irreparable marital rift. Ruben Ostlund's Force Majeure is analytical, against the grain, uncomfortable filmmaking, replete with beautiful scenery, especially in the aforementioned avalanche scene.
*** 1/2 out of ****