Force Majeure

TIFF entry Force Majeure lives up to the hype

The thing about buzz is that it doesn't always hold up. That can be particularly true at film festivals. What gets buzzed about (or even awarded) at the Cannes Film Festival, can often land with a thud at TIFF and be met with indifference or outright dismissal.

Which is why when a film does prove to be worthy of all the praise it's received elsewhere, it's kind of a wonderful thing. It's always nice to see high expectations met.

That's undoubtedly been true for the fantastic Force Majeure which has emerged as one of the frontrunners for Best of the Fest early into the festival. Critics and festivalgoers alike have all walked out with seemingly unanimous praise for the compelling story about what happens when a husband (briefly) abandons his wife and children as an avalanche threatens to hit them.

Now, unfortunately the last public screening of the film occurred this morning. But, baring any added screenings, have no fear. Force Majeure is scheduled to play at the TIFF Bell Lightbox throughout the fall.

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