Film

A Majeure Movie

When: Thu., March 5 2015

Force Majeure is what you’d call a tense viewing experience. It is often slow, tortuously awkward, viciously uncomfortable. But Ruben Ostlund’s new take on the disaster movie — the “disaster” is an anti-climactic avalanche at a ski resort in the French alps — occasions new frontiers in family drama: Force Majeure is mesmerizing to behold, inflated by two go-for-broke lead performances, and laced with extraordinary music and sound effects to dynamize an already vivid, wrenching script. It screens at 6:30 tonight and at 9:35 tomorrow night at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinemathque. Tickets are $9. (Sam Allard)

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