Triangle Of Sadness 2022
Actually, that's not entirely fair, because although Östlund makes his points with unapologetic frankness, the Swedish writer-director's first English-language film shows that he is still capable of quietly uncomfortable, penetrating social comedy. This is what we get in the opening scenes, when the film appears to be a straightforward lampoon of the fashion industry. In advertising shoots, notes Östlund, the more expensive the brand, the more grumpy the models have to pretend to be. As for the title, the "triangle of sadness" is the term given to the frown lines between your eyebrows.
Triangle of Sadness 2022
Triangle of Sadness is a pastiche of the super rich in 2022, poking fun at everyone from arms dealers and Russian billionaires to influencers and models. There is little respite over the course of its 2 hour 20 minutes run time as Östlund goes for the jugular, in not always the most subtle fashion, but making for a hugely entertaining time which largely takes place aboard a yacht.
Triangle of Sadness (2022) received nominations at the 95th Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. Celebrate Awards Season at the Film Center! Learn more here.
Yun-hua Chen is an independent film scholar. Her work has been published in Film International, Journal of Chinese Cinema, and Directory of World Cinema. Her monograph on mosaic space and mosaic auteurs was published by Neofelis Verlag, and she has contributed to the edited volume Greek Film Noir (Edinburgh University Press, 2022). 041b061a72