For December, the Cane Fire Film Series screens the critically-acclaimed Swedish drama Force Majeure.
The film, written and directed by Ruben Ã–stlund and a critical favorite at this year‘s Cannes Film Festival where it was passed around before taking the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, is a wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama that tells the story of a model Swedish family, including handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children, as they embark on a skiing holiday in the French Alps.
The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular, but during lunch at a mountainside restaurant an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners threatening to bury them alive. 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 family patriarch.
The Cane Fire Film Series screens Force Majeure on Monday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, located at 101 W. Vermilion St., in Downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $12. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org/Force-Majeure.