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If you’ve ever felt the need just to run away from everything then you might feel more than a bit sorry for businessman Tomas in Swedish black comedy Force Majeure. In this Cannes award-winning comedy sensation, a model Swedish family find themselves in the face of an avalanche while on holiday in the Alps. While the mother attempts to protect their children, the father makes a seemingly cowardly decision that will shake the family to its core and puts a large question mark over the patriarch’s head.

Dysfunctional families are, of course, a common staple in many films, but they often fail to produce laughs; this isn’t the case with Force Majeure, which is both brilliantly uncomfortable and hilarious, often at the same time. If you like your comedy with a distinct touch of darkness and enjoy small tales of everyday life, Force Majeure could be one of the best comedies you see this year.

Force Majeure begins its run at the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle on Friday 17th April.

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