Film Review: Force Majeure (15)

Force majeure

Force majeure

Larry Lamb as Brian Reader, Phil Daniels as Danny Jones and David Calder as Terry Perkins.

Cinema: Diamond geezers bring strange but true heist story to the big screen

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Ruben Östlund’s latest darkly humorous film reflects on the tenuous bonds that keep well-heeled couple Tomas and Ebba and their two children functioning as an apparently loving, cohesive family unit.

When an avalanche threatens to engulf the family during their skiing holiday, Tomas abandons them to run to safety. Although disaster is averted, this moment of betrayal has far-reaching consequences, and Ebba starts to question Tomas’s role in the family. Tomas is in denial about what happened, but raw instinct has forever shattered the ice of familial normality.

when: 7pm, tonight (Friday, May 22)

where: No.6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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