Force Majeure by Ruben Östlund (Sweden, 2015, 120 min.). This funny and understated psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family – handsome businessman Tomas, his lovely 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 a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as a family patriarch.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with professionals in the field of psychology.