Winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or 2022, Ruben Östlund’s (Force Majeure, The Square, SFF 2017) hilarious, biting, stomach-churning satire on the mega-rich presents a motley crew on a luxury cruise captained by an alcoholic Marxist.
Models/influencers Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean) are invited for a luxury cruise with a rogues’ gallery of super-rich passengers: a Russian oligarch, British arms dealers, and an idiosyncratic, alcoholic, Marx-quoting captain (Woody Harrelson). At first, all appears perfectly Instagrammable. But a storm is brewing, and heavy seasickness hits the passengers during the seven-course captain’s dinner – an extended, hysterical scene that will go down in cinematic history. The cruise ends catastrophically, hierarchy is suddenly flipped upside down, and Carl and Yaya find themselves in a desperate fight for survival. Ambitious, wild and absolutely free of restraint, Triangle of Sadness deservedly grants Östlund entry into that hallowed group of two-time Palme d’Or winners.