Ruben Östlund

Saturday-Sunday: With only a few feature films to his credit, Östlund has established himself as one of the most inventive young directors in Scandinavia. His films take the lives and experiences of ordinary people as a launching pad to unexpected complications and odd new obstacles. His latest, 2014's "Force Majeure" (⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars, rated R for language and brief nudity, in subtitled Swedish and English), turns a family's visit to a swanky ski resort into a coolly comic allegory about privilege, alienation and bad relationships. Skiing the French Alps, Swedes Tomas (Johannes Kuhnke) and Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli) go downhill rather fast. After an avalanche their marriage slides a lot quicker, shifting from dramatic tension to humor. Walker Art Center will show it at 2 p.m. Sunday followed by a discussion with Östlund. On Saturday, two of his earlier films are scheduled. "Involuntary" (2 p.m.) is a five-part comedy of social manners. "Play" (7:30 p.m.) examines real cases of schoolyard race, power and bullying. (Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. $7-$12. or 612-375-7600.)