The Wagner/Cuban Companys Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired US rights to director Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure, after its Un Certain Regard premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
Force Majeure tells the story of a Swedish family on a pleasant ski vacation in the French Alps. During a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, a looming avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, the mother shields her children. Meanwhile, the father grabs his iPhone and runs for his life. When the anticipated disaster fails to occur, a marriage hangs in the balance and family dynamics are upended in this wickedly funny psychodrama.
’Force Majeure’ is a brilliantly executed razor of a film, hilarious, heartbreaking and absurd, and sometimes all at once. the post-movie dinner conversations should be very interesting, said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles.
I am very happy that Magnolia will bring my film to the US audiences and I really think that the content of ‘Force Majeure’ is even more interesting in an North American context said Ruben Östlund.