Let’s find out together some details related to Triangle of Sadness, the film by Ruben Östlund that received three nominations for the 2023 Academy Awards.
Among the nominees for the award “best movieThis year’s Academy Awards feature a number of well-known films such as Avatar: La via dell’acqua, Top Gun: Maverick e Everything Everywhere All At Oncebut among the nominees to theOscar There’s a title that might throw a lot of people off: Triangle of Sadnesswhich was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director, didn’t do much at the box office when it hit theaters last October and definitely isn’t among the high-profile films nominated for the prestigious awards in 2023 .
It is a pity, however, because the film directed by Ruben Östlund, in its first English-language feature, is undoubtedly one of the best films of 2022 and should be seen by the widest possible audience. For those who know nothing about the film, which received three Academy Award and two Golden Globe nominations, below you will find a series of things to know about the film and excellent reasons to watch it as soon as possible.
Triangle of Sadness, interview with Ruben Östlund: “I have combined the best of European and American cinema”
1. It is written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ruben Östlund
As mentioned above the film is written and directed by Östlund: originally from Sweden, the writer/director has earned critical acclaim many times in recent years, most notably in 2014 thanks to his comedy-drama Force Majeure. In 2017 he returned to the big screen with the black comedy The Square (starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West), which earned him the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and Triangle Of Sadness it is his first feature film since then. The filmmaker began working in the 1990s as a ski video director, before going on to study at the Gothenburg film school, where he graduated in 2001.
2. The film flows divinely despite its 140 minutes
It is more than understandable that even a cinema lover might hesitate in front of a film that lasts two hours and 20 minutes, but Triangle of Sadness it manages to keep you glued to the screen and there is no doubt that it is an extraordinary cinematic experience; not only because it is tremendously funny and outrageous, but also because the screenplay is beautifully written and impeccably structured: the film is divided into three chapters, entitled Carl and Yaya, the Yacht and Island.
3. A social satire aimed at the super rich
Pop culture has targeted the super rich very often in recent years, just think of films like Glass Onion – Knives Out, The Menu, Parasite and to television series such as The White Lotus and Squid Game. As we saw in our review of the film, Triangle Of Sadnessin that respect, certainly lives up to the aforementioned titles, being an incredibly sharp and well-crafted satirical comedy.
4. The incredible performances of Harris Dickinson and Woody Harrelson
The cast of Triangle Of Sadness it doesn’t feature a large number of easily recognizable stars, but it stars the likes of The King’s Man’s Harris Dickinson, here as the protagonist Carl, a model in his late 20s, and Woody Harrelson as the alcoholic captain of the luxury cruise. Charlbi Dean Kriek also earned critical acclaim for her portrayal of Yaya, but sadly she died prematurely at the age of 32 after wrapping up filming.
Triangle of Sadness, analysis of the ending: a world of servants and captains
5. The Triangle of Sadness won the Palme D’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival
The film had its world premiere on May 21, 2022 in competition at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Palme d’Or for best film. Of course, we can’t know how it fares at the 2023 Academy Awards, but it’s worth pointing out that Östlund’s film has already won one of the most prestigious awards in the industry.
Triangle of Sadness was shot in the islands of Greece: shooting started in March 2020 and stopped after 25 days and 37% of the total shooting due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. While the film is not currently available on any subscription streaming service, it is available for digital rental and purchase at a variety of online outlets such as Amazon Prime Video and Apple. The 2023 Academy Awards will take place on Sunday 12 March and it will be possible to watch the live delivery of the Academy Awards on Sky Cinema Oscar on Sky channel 303, Sky Uno on channel 108 and free-to-air on TV8.