CANNES FESTIVAL: Ruben Östlund makes his return to the Croisette with “Triangle of sadness,” biting satire about our times

Film is competing for the Palme D'Or
Woody Harrelson, Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean
Directed by Ruben Östlund

CANNES, France -- “Triangle of Sadness” is a comedy about fashion, trends, social media influencers, how to set yourself apart but not too much, the enduring power of social hierarchies, the #metoo and virtue-signaling maelstroms. The pitch for “Triangle of Sadness” goes like this: the film starts in the fashion world, then the action moves to a cruise ship to finally end on a deserted island, ... more >



My favorite film at the Cannes Festival (so far)

[This film was awarded the Palme D'Or during the festival's closing ceremony on May 28th, 2017] Ruben Östlund's "The Square" raised the overall level of this still-young Cannes Festival last night. Definitely my favorite film, so far. Will Yorgos Lanthimos’s film "The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” which screens later in the festival, knock “The Square” off the pole position? Perhaps. But for now ... more >