Charlbi Dean, an actress and mannequin who performs a lead function within the movie satire “Triangle of Unhappiness,” which received the highest award on the Cannes Movie Pageant this yr and might be launched within the fall, died on Monday in Manhattan. She was 32.
The dying, in a hospital, was confirmed by a consultant from her publicity company. The trigger was not given.
“Triangle of Unhappiness,” an English-language satire of the ultrawealthy from the Swedish director Ruben Östlund, stars Ms. Dean and Harris Dickinson as fashions aboard a luxurious cruise that goes awry. It took the Palme d’Or prize at Cannes and is scheduled to play at each the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant and the New York Movie Pageant in September. The impartial studio Neon is predicted to launch the movie to theaters on Oct. 7.
The New York Occasions critic Manohla Dargis wrote that the movie was a “blunt, ugly sendup of sophistication politics” that “sharply divided critics.”
In a promotional interview for the movie, Ms. Dean welcomed such a polarized response.
“Hopefully individuals will go away the theater wanting to speak about it and focus on it,” she stated. “These are my favourite movies: those that get my thoughts going, piss me off somewhat, make me chortle and cry.”
In an announcement posted on Instagram, Mr. Östlund referred to as Ms. Dean’s dying “a shock and a tragedy.”
“Charlbi had a care and sensitivity that lifted her colleagues and the whole movie crew,” he wrote.
Charlbi Dean Kriek was born on Feb. 5, 1990, in Cape City, South Africa, to Johan Kriek and Joanne Muller. In 2008 and 2010, she appeared on the covers of the South African editions of GQ and Elle magazines.
She appeared in her first function movie function in 2010, taking part in a preferred boarding college scholar alongside Troye Sivan and John Cleese within the film “Spud.” From 2018 to 2021 she portrayed Syonide — a villain with lethal marksmanship abilities — within the CW Community superhero drama “Black Lightning.”
She is survived by her dad and mom; her brother, Alex Muller; and her fiancé, the South African actor and mannequin Luke Volker.
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