Film Review – Triangle of Sadness

Triangle of Sadness (MA)

Directed by: Ruben Ostlund

Starring: Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Woody Harrelson

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Review by: Julian Wright

Swedish film maker Ruben Ostlund takes sharp aim at the rich and privileged in his biting satire Triangle of Sadness.

When model Carl (Harris Dickinson) accompanies his social media influencer girlfriend YaYa (Charlbi Dean) on a luxury superyacht with an array of wealthy multi-millionaires, the couple witness how the “other half” live and behave.

When the cruise encounters a storm, they get to see another side of these well-to-do passengers, and when a selection of them become stranded on an island with yacht staff Abigail (Dolly De Leon), the tables are turned and their true skills (or lack thereof) come to light.

Ostlund drags the wealthy through the mud in this delightfully delicious dig that pulls no punches on the one per cent.

There are some draw dropping sequences (the dinner scene is an all-timer) and the character interactions and dynamics will have you giggling with glee.

Ostlund reminds us there are few things that thrill and entertain more than witnessing the downfall of hoity-toity rich folks on film.

Woody Harrelson as the alcoholic captain is suitably nutty, but it is De Leon that steals the show out from under the eclectic cast in the second half as the smart and resourceful cleaner.

Triangle of Sadness is screening as part of Perth Festival Lotterywest Films.

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