Cannes Correspondences #6: Basic Instincts

Cannes Correspondences #6: Basic Instincts
Notebook is covering the Cannes Film Festival with an on going correspondence between critics Leonardo Goi and Lawrence Garcia, and editor Daniel Kasman.R.M.N.Dear Leo and Danny,Triangle of Sadness is the ideal sort of film to discuss in these correspondences, partly because it seems to actively invite snap judgments (so easy to come by in a charged festival environment), making it especially useful to get some reflective distance from that initial, instinctive response. In any case, the film was just one of a number of Competition titles that explored the relationship between action and impulse, providing different perspectives on how we as humans are bound up with bodily instinct.Unsurprisingly, perhaps, given its title and that of The Square (2017), Triangle is most interesting when showing how our actions are inextricably tied to a certain spatial awareness or understanding. There are of course the scenes where Östlund
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