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    Here Are 5 Films Opening This Weekend, and Why You Should See Them

    This weekend brings a small but terrific slate of new indies and big-studio efforts sure to please cinephiles and escape-seekers alike. Watch trailers for all of them here.

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    The Film Society of Lincoln Center to Present the Films of Ruben Östlund

    The Swedish filmmaker with a love of long takes and ski slopes will have his own retrospective at Film Linc.

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    'Force Majeure' Director Ruben Östlund Answers 10 Questions

    Writer/director Ruben Östlund walks me through the making of his black comedy 'Force Majeure,' a Cannes Film Festival winner and now a top contender for the Foreign Language Oscar.

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    Watch: First 'Force Majeure' Clip Forces Couple to Grapple With Consequences of Cowardice

    It's the moments when the camera lingers -- refusing to cut where the off-screen dialogue originates -- that will cause you some, if not a lot, of anxiety.

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    Watch: Pivotal Scene from Foreign Oscar Frontrunner 'Force Majeure'

    A couple on holiday enters full-blown, drunken crisis mode in this terrific excerpt from Ruben Östlund's Foreign Language Oscar hopeful 'Force Majeure,' in theaters October 24 from Magnolia Pictures.

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    Watch: Cannes Winner 'Force Majeure' Trailer is Beautifully Baffling

    Who knew nature could inspire such emotional decadence?

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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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