If an avalanche swept away your family, most parents would attempt to save their children first, right? What do you do when you realise that your husband would save himself first? That’s the tantalising premise of Ruben Östlund’s film set in the French Alps. Over the course of five days the incident involving a model Swedish couple, Elba (Lisa Loven Kongsli) and Tomas (Johannes Bah Kuhnke), and their two children is debated and revisited. Everyone is asked for their opinion. Also holidaying on the resort are their Norwegian friends, divorced Mats (Kristofer Hivju) and his 20-year-old companion Fanni (Fanni Megelius), with a great turn from underrated American actor Brady Corbett. Will the marriage crumble following this trauma? Ostlund teases out all the arguments in a drama that was a huge hit at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the jury prize in the Un Certain Regard section.
• Turist screens at 5.30pm on Tuesday, December 16 in Mall of the Emirates 7
Published: December 7, 2014 04:00 AM