The first details about Ruben Östlund’s next film have been unveiled in an article by the Nordisk Film og TV Fond (NFTF), where they speak to the film’s producer.
Östlund’s new film will follow in similar footsteps, at least with the use of shapes. The film is going to be titled Triangle of Sadness, and it will be filmed in English. Partly set on a luxury boat and island, it will feature models, a Marxist captain, tycoons, and a Filipino cleaner. The film will critique the fashion world and a jet set society but also use the central themes of group behaviour and dynamics, common in Östlund’s previous work.
The main character is a main model whose career is going downhill (Zoolander?) and, along with a female model friend who is hoping to reinvent herself, he accepts to do a shoot on a luxury boat run by a Marxist captain. Following an incident, the passengers find themselves stranded on an island.
“The film will be entirely shot in English, with a relatively straightforward narrative structure like Force Majeure’ says producer Erik Hemmendorff to the NFTF. “It will be another satirical look at us human beings, at the same time incisive, funny and warm.”
Triangle of Sadness is scheduled to start shooting in 2019.