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Force Majeure

Ruben Östlund is a Swedish filmmaker whose fiction films often explore group and individual behaviour in relation to societal expectations. These films include The Guitar Mongoloid (2004), Involuntary (2008) and Play (2011). Ruben was at…

We Are the Best!

Lukas Moodysson is a Swedish director whose films are festival staples, gathering international attention and awards for titles like Show Me Love (1998), Together (2000) and Lilja 4-ever (2002). Lukas’ latest film, We Are the…

The strained family portraits that open Ruben Ostlund’s droll new film Force Majeure immediately indicate something awry in the marriage at its center. Visibly uncomfortable, Tomas awkwardly leans his head on his wife, Ebba, at…