Though “Force Majeure” Was Snubbed at The Oscars, It Cleaned House at The Guldbagge Awards
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
Robert Östlund’s Force Majeure was hands down one of the best films we saw last year, regardless of its foreign status. Naturally, we weren’t fans of it not getting an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film a weeks ago.
However, Östlund has done quite well in his home country at Sweden’s Oscars known as The Guldbagge Awards winning six awards including Best Film and Best Director.
You can call it homefield advantage if you want, but Force Majeure deserves every award it has coming to it for how bleakly hilarious it is.
You Probably Won’t See a More Dryly Funny Movie Involving an Avalanche Than “Force Majeure”
Really, the avalanche is tangential to what’s so funny about Swedish dramedy, “Force Majeure” from Ruben Östlund. A Swedish family of four goes to the French Alps on vacation and goes through briefly traumatic experience, but then goes on to deal with something more profound in how misinformed their traditional gender and family roles are.
If you’re into seeing what appears to be a happily married couple with two kids subversively, but hysterically question why they’re with each other, Force Majeure is the movie for you.
Eddie Izzard Taking His International “Force Majeure” Tour to Australia and New Zealand
Though Eddie Izzard won’t have to learn a new language to tour in Australia and New Zealand, it’s still amazing that he’s taking his latest stage show Force Majeure to as many countries as he possibly can.
From Jan. 28th-Feb 20th, he’ll be touring extensively through both countries and you shouldn’t miss a chance to catch the brilliant Izzard.
Also, don’t confuse this with the new French movie of the same name getting rave reviews set during an avalanche.
Eddie Izzard on Doing His Stand Up in Different Languages
The amazing Eddie Izzard has been performing his stand-up in as many languages as possible including French and German.
On Late Night with Seth Meyers, he gives a little bit of a preview as well as how his comedy translated into German and how it fared. Watch the interview here.
Eddie Izzard’s ‘Force Majeure’ Out Now
Here’s a trailer for it as well.
Maybe, they’ll be a show on NBC kind of based on this?