Ruben Östlund – Turist (Force Majeure)
- Staging and filmmaking.
- Sound Design
- A type of cinema that, although breaking with contemporary productions, does not progress the audiovisual language very far.
Do we recommend it?
Yes, we do.
Few words about the film.
Turist (“Force Majeure”) is a film directed by Ruben Östlund who, starting from a critique of a certain form of bourgeois tourism, arrives at a much more ferocious examination of the concept of family and the masculine role within it and its relationship with the feminine.
It is without a doubt a film that has been shot very well (tendency to solve a scene with the least number of shots), with an excellent sound design (e.g. the scene where the noise of the moving walk offers a real rhythm), a decent level of acting and very interesting narrative ideas (often offered in the subtext).
Every aesthetic choice (but also narrative ones) has an expressive motivation – and the strength of the film lies in the fact that not all of them are necessarily explained. The images that see the family getting lost in the “white” of the snow, only to finally find each other have a strong symbolic value. Turist is definitely among the most interesting films of 2014 and we can only recommend it.
At the bottom of the page you will find the trailer to decide for yourself whether to watch it or not.
Have you already had a look at our film quotes page? Who knows, if you are lucky, you will find a quote from one of your favourite films. What? You haven’t checked it out yet? Come and play with us!
Now, nothing left to do here, you just have to go and watch it, unless you have something to say about this movie and you want to share it with us on this platform. Feel free to leave a comment at the end of the page and say whatever you want about the film. On this site, we are always happy to host others’ opinions on cinema.
To read more of these film “pills”, please visit our dedicated section. Or, if you’re after a more-in-depth look at some films and/or filmmaking techniques more than just a few words, please have a look at our Film Analysis page.