FORCE MAJEURE nominated for BAFTA Award

Force Majeure

Well, awards season continues on this week with even more ceremonies announcing their nominees. Last week we had both Sweden and Denmark announce their film awards nominees, and this week we have heard from the BAFTAS, or the United Kingdoms film awards.

The Swedes came out on top with  family drama film Force Majeure managed to pick up a nomination for ‘Best Film in a Non-English Language’ (we prefer that term to ‘Best Foreign Film’), and actress Alicia Vikander picked up a nomination for her role in The Danish Girl, though The Danish Girl (which was filmed in Copenhagen) picked up several awards itself.

The 2014 Force Majeure, or Turist as it’s known in Sweden, is directed by Ruben Ostlund and follows a family of four as they spend a week away on a ski trip. Early on in the trip they find themselves witnessing an avalanche, and in the days that follow their dynamic is shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch.

The awards ceremony will take place on the 14th of February.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.