The Look of Defeat: Force Majeure‘s Director and Producer React to their Oscar Snub
Ruben Ostlund’s Force Majeure is one of my top films of the year, so I share — albeit not to the same degree — the disappointment of Ostlund and producer Erik Hemmendorff over the film’s failure to be nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. But it is their reaction, not mine, that is liveblogged, as they video’d their watching the nominations and then their post-announcement reaction. The joke — if it is indeed one — is contingent on you having seen Force Majeure. However, even if you haven’t, the relative banality of the video, which documents the paltry denouement of months of awards-hustling and tireless promoting, is noteworthy on its own.