October 24, 2014
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Ruben Östlund
MPAA Rating: R (for some language and brief nudity)
Screenwriter: Ruben Östlund
Starring: Lisa Loven Kongsli, Johannes Kuhnke, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren
Copyright Holder: N/A
A critical favorite at this year's Cannes 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 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.