This film is a satirical black comedy in which a pair of young models and influencers are invited onto a cruise on a luxury yacht with a menagerie of very wealthy guests. The crew are required to pander to all the guests somewhat eccentric requests, and the captain is usually drunk in his cabin! The director Ruben Östlund explores gender dynamics and the way the powerful treat less privileged individuals, then when the cruise goes disastrously wrong, societal roles are overturned. It is a somewhat brutal satire and the comedy is described as ranging “from deadpan subtlety to outrageous slapstick. It’s brilliant and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny” (SF Chronicle).
Östlund won his 2nd Palme d’Or at Cannes with this film and it has received 3 Oscar nominations – for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
Review from The Guardian Newspaper: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/oct/29/triangle-of-sadness-review-glossy-satire-on-the-ultra-wealthy