An avalanche at a posh skiing resort leaves no physical damage behind but uncovers uncomfortable truths and sends a family into turmoil in this brilliant comedic drama. Insightfully written, directed and performed, the film dissects the role of the slightly emasculated modern male with ruthless honesty and depicts the awkward social dynamics surrounding it with great accuracy. The ending might prove too soft but otherwise this is quite a pristine, provocative, viciously pitch-perfect gem.
Turist (Höhere Gewalt) | Directed by Ruben Östlund (Sweden 2014) with Lisa Loven Kongsli, Johannes Kuhnke. Starts November 20.
Originally published in issue #132, November 2014.