TBA Studios has acquired the exclusive Philippine theatrical rights to this year’s controversial Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner Triangle of Sadness.
Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund directs a satirical masterpiece that has everyone abuzz. Set in the world of fashion, Triangle of Sadness follows fashion model couple Carl and Yaya as they embark on a luxury cruise adventure. All appears Instagrammable at first but a storm is brewing, and heavy seasickness hits the passengers during the seven-course captain’s dinner. The cruise ends catastrophically and they become stranded on a desert island with a group of billionaires and a cleaning lady. In the fight for survival, old hierarchies are turned upside down since the cleaning lady is the only one who knows how to fish.
Triangle of Sadness was easily the most talked-about film at the festival. Lauded by critics and audiences alike, the movie received an 8-minute standing ovation during its premiere screening. Film critic, Robbie Collin, gave it five stars and called it “a bold and brilliant film.” IGN’s Ryan Lesto writes, “Triangle of Sadness is a comedic tour de force from a director who really understands how to wage a tremendously funny class war. Östlund’s cringe-inducing humor pairs well with some genuine laugh-out-loud moments to create an all-around hilarious social satire.”
Critics also praised the spectacular performances of the ensemble cast, most notably Filipino actress Dolly de Leon’s breakout performance as Abigail, the yacht’s cleaning lady. Variety’s Clayton Davis describes her performance as “Oscar-worthy”, suggesting that De Leon’s defining supporting performance deserves recognition from the Academy Awards.
A veteran actress in theater and television, De Leon describes herself as a “bit player”, known for playing various roles in local dramas. Her career-defining performance in Triangle of Sadness suggests a much bigger and brighter future for the actress.
The movie also stars Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Woody Harrelson, Henrik Dorsin, Zlatko Buric, Iris Berben, Sunnyi Melles, Vicky Berlin, and Oliver Ford Davies.
Triangle of Sadness is produced by Plattform Produktion and Coproduction Office. It’s distributed exclusively in the Philippines by TBA Studios.
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