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    Magnolia Pictures Will Release Cannes Winner 'Force Majeure'

    After being awarded with the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at this month's Cannes Film Festival, Ruben Ostlund's fourth feature "Force Majeure" has been acquired by Magnolia Pictures for its U.S. distribution. "Force Majeure" focuses on events that are set off by an avalanche scare at a ski resort.

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    Cannes Review: Ruben Ostlund’s Sharp, Icily Funny ‘Force Majeure’

    A biting satire that plays out with almost crystalline precision in the rarefied, thin-air environs of an upscale ski resort, Swedish director Ruben Ostlund’s fourth feature, “Force Majeure” took the Jury (runner up) prize in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes, but also, more importantly, took ...

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    'Play' Director Ruben Ostlund Preps 'Tourist'; Will Contain "The Most Spectacular Avalanche In Film History"

    This year's New York Film Festival had plenty to offer for film buffs salivating over the spring season's wealth of buzz movies. From the silent-era love letter "The Artist" to the impressive psychodrama "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (not to mention established champions lik...

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    NYFF '11 Review: 'Play' Is A Confident, Complex Look At Social Issues In Sweden

    Festivals can be a great place to discover new, brilliant cinema, but often times the unknown films get drowned out by the heavily buzzed or the latest by a longstanding director. How many of us at the New York Film Festival saw "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "The Kid with a Bike" but, for whatever reason, happened to miss out on "The Loneliest Planet"? It's highly likely that this writer isn't alone. Still, one person generally can't see everything a festival has to offer, so flicks that don't have Palme d'Or helmers behind them or a truckload of auspicious praise for their "breakout performer" tend to get shafted. Still, it's a must to atte...

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