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2014 Cannes Film Festival: Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure

With previous screenwriting-directing gigs in The Guitar Mongoloid (04), Un Certain Regard selected Involuntary (08), and the Directors’ Fortnight selected Play (11), it is with Force Majeure (aka Turist), that Swede Ruben Östlund celebrates his first decade in filmmaking. Starring Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju, Fanni Metelius and Brady Corbet, his fourth foray was rewarded with a Special Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and would land at major film festivals such as TIFF prior to bing released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures (October 24th). Here is the premiere night presentation of the film and post-screening applause.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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