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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: 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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    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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    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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