Distributor acquires US rights to Ruben Östlund’s Un Certain Regard jury prize-winner.

Magnolia Pictures has acquired US rights to Force Majeure (Turist).

Ruben Östlund’s family drama won the jury prize in Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes.

The deal was negotiated by John Von Thaden and Dori Begley for Magnolia with Olimpia Pont Chafer for Coproduction Office.

Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles commented: “Force Majeure is a brilliantly executed razor of a film, hilarious, heartbreaking and absurd, and sometimes all at once. the post-movie dinner conversations should be very interesting.”

““I am very happy that Magnolia will bring my film to the US audiences and I really think that the content of Force Majeure is even more interesting in an North American context,” added Östlund.

Coproduction Office has already sold Force Majeure to Argentina / Chile / Paraguay / Uruguay (LAT-E), Australia / New Zealand (Sharmill Films) Austria (Filmladen), Belgium / Luxembourg / Netherlands (Lumiere), Czech Republic / Slovakia (Film Europe), Estonia / Latvia / Lithuania (Must Käsi), France (Bac Films with Distrib Films), Finland (Cinema Mondo), Germany (Alamode),  Greece (Feelgood), Hungary (Cirko), Italy (Teodora), Mexico (Canibal), Poland (Against Gravity),  Portugal (Alambique), Spain (Golem), Switzerland (Look Now!), Turkey (Filmarti), UK / Ireland (Artificial Eye).

Deals in Brazil, ex-Yugoslavia, Iceland, Central America, South Korea and Taiwan are expected to be confirmed shortly.