Triangles in Roman Polanski’s Knife in the Water

A brief visual essay on composition in Roman Polanski’s first feature film, Knife in the Water.

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Triangles, then in the final frame, the famous composition of the love triangle itself framed within a triangle.

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Many of us have never seen a film with so many triangles!


Barely concealed tensions between Leon Niemczyk and Jolanta Umecka, if not the missing boy Zygmunt Malanowicz, are brought to the surface.

Reference: Knife in the Water – Wikipedia


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