FORCE MA­JEURE

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS FILM - DC

Di­rected by Ruben Östlund. Star­ring Jo­hannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wet­ter­gre, Vin­cent Wet­ter­gren, Kristofer Hivju, Fanni Metelius

Fol­low­ing an act of cow­ardice dur­ing an avalanche at a ski re­sort, To­mas (Bah Kuhnke) is forced to re-eval­u­ate his re­la­tion­ship with his fam­ily. There are end­less recriminations, icy looks, con­ver­sa­tions that go around and around to no end, and, most of all, the ex­cru­ci­at­ing sense of be­ing stuck in a room with mar­ried peo­ple who are, fig­u­ra­tively, tak­ing lumps out of each other. DOP Fredrik Wenzel’s sub­lime snows­capes pro­vide the cherry for a wicked con­fec­tion. 15A cert, IFI/Light House, 120 min

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