Spoiler alert: The clip above is from the second half of the plot of ‘Triangle of Sadness’
Set in part aboard a luxury yacht, Ruben Ostlund’s Palme d’Or-winning comedy The Triangle of Sorrow is a powerful satire of jet-set privilege. But the most memorable character is the satire, a middle-aged “toilet manager” named Abigail played by Filipino actress Dolly De Leon, seen alongside Harris Dickinson in the exclusive clip above. .
Little known outside of his native Philippines until the film premiered in Cannes, he received great acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his cunning and unpredictable performance as Abagail. So far, she has won a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award and has been nominated for her Golden Globe Award and London Critics Circle Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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The scene above takes place in a lifeboat rather than a yacht. Abigail became the leader of a group of castaways on a deserted island, her ability to capture food and start fires has made her a more important part of her society than shipwreck survivors, including oligarchs and fashion her models. pushed it to the top of its rank.
And one of the fashion models, Carl (played by Dickinson), has become something of a concubine to Abigail. “You give me something and I give you something back,” she tells him in this scene.
De Leon recently told TheWrap about the impact of this moment in the film, where unconventional sexual relationships are portrayed with a certain amount of reality and consequences. But Ostlund (“Force Majeure” and “The Square”) shifts to a more serious tone in this third act of the film, especially regarding its reversed gender imbalance.
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“Yeah, it’s older women and younger men,” De Leon said. What turns him on is power more than anything else, and I wanted to add a sensual element to the power Abigail wields. Karl stays with her as a survival tactic, but actually finds her powers sexy.
In the scene above, Abigail and Karl discuss the dynamics of their relationship and whether or not they should break up with the girlfriend of a fellow fashion model (played in the film by Charubi Dean, who died of a sudden illness last August). are discussing about Click here for an explanation from the director’s Östlund on his mark on the ending question of the film.
“Triangle of Sadness” (titled from the crease that forms the triangle between the eyebrows) is in theaters and available for rent on streaming platforms.