Video: Director Has 'Worst Man Cry Ever' After Oscar Snub
Force Majeure's director Ruben Östlund and producer Erik Hemmendorff recorded themselves watching a livestream of the announcement from their hotel in New York City, showing the filmmakers anxiously munching on apples as Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Chris Pine rolled through the categories. The two were in town as a touring retrospective of Östlund's work arrived in the Big Apple this week. Before they even get to the nominees for Best Foreign Language Film, their Swedish chatter shows that they already know the heavy-hitter they'll be up against is the Polish film Ida, which racked up awards leading up to the Oscars.
To cut to the chase, you can skip ahead to the 4:40 mark when Boone Isaacs announces the nominees for Foreign Language Film. When all five nominees are called out with no mention of Force Majeure, Östlund says to his producer, "We're dead" and the two guys brohug it out. Östlund doesn't seem to take the news well, having the "worst man cry ever" (as described in the video's caption), hyperventilating and attempting to disrobe offscreen. It's a subversive takedown of masculinity that seems straight out of Force Majeure!
The video seems to be in good fun, as they went through the trouble of both uploading and subtitling it for all to see.
Better luck next time Ruben!