Review: Force Majeure


This Cannes Jury-winner follows a father struggling with his conscience after leaving his wife and kids to fend for themselves during what he thinks is a life-threatening avalanche.

One disaster leads to another when one cowardly action becomes the gravitational point of some damn fine comedy that’s as dry as it is black. It all dog-piles in the course of five days at a gorgeous ski resort (the cinematography is staggering to behold) as ‘perceptions’ of the event differ, insecurities amount and – most hilarious of all – advice is given from friends who should never give advice. Perhaps not for those who prefer their comedy to be more obvious and exaggerated, in which case, you’re better off watching Sex Tape.

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