Manhood VS. Marriage: A Quick Film Tip

Yesterday The New York Review of Books published “Manhood Against Marriage” by Francine Prose, a review of Ruben Östlund’s new film Force Majeure, that I would like to share here as both, the film and the review, refer to an issue that I am intensely working on in my research at the moment: representations of masculinities in different forms of art and cultural contexts.

Force Majeure won the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and will be showing in different cinemas across the US later this month. The review certainly promises an exciting insight into contemporary Swedish cinema tackling issues of masculinities and their compatibility with modern middle-class expectations of marriage and fatherhood.

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