FORCE MAJEURE - Sunday Schmooze
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SUNDAY SCHMOOZE
Brunch, Film, and Discussion hosted by Fred Craden


FORCE MAJEURE
Sunday, May 7, Bagels at 10 am | Film at 11 am
Members $11 | Public $16 | Includes Bagel Brunch

This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama observes a model Swedish family on a skiing holiday in the French Alps when an avalanche suddenly bears down and shakes them to their core.

A critical favorite at 2014’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 family — handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children — on 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. (Sweden/France/Norway/Denmark, 2014, 120 min., Swedish/English/French/Norwegian with English subtitles, R, DCP | Dir. Ruben Östlund)