Magnolia Pictures has released the first Force Majeure trailer for writer/director Ruben Östlund’s wickedly funny new film, which was one of my favorites of the Toronto International Film Festival (read my review here). The story revolves around a family vacationing in the Alps who are thrown into flux when, as a seemingly devastating avalanche heads their way during lunch, the father Tomas (Johannes Kuhnke) grabs his phone and runs away instead of trying to protect his family. When the avalanche turns out to be nothing more than a dusting and everyone comes out fine, Tomas and his wife Ebba’s (Lisa Loven Kongsli) relationship begins to unravel. I caught the film at TIFF and found it to be positively delightful. It’s at turns sharply hilarious and devastatingly sad, and I imagine it will be a serious contender in the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race.