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Shiny, Happy Families: Gender and Relationship Politics in Force Majeure

A family of four is approached and propositioned by a photographer to let him snap some photos for later purchase. They agree, they smile, arrange themselves, and strike unnatural poses at the photographer’s request. The result is the glossy image of family vacation bliss: father at the far left, his arm draped around his wife, the children mimicking the pose in solidarity with their parents. When they later that day sit down for lunch at an alpine restaurant, they look like they belong on a postcard, the nuclear family gone holidaying. Then, with the force of . . .

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Mikkel Frederiksen

Mikkel Frederiksen is an English Literature graduate from Montreal.
He resides in Copenhagen.