23 May 2023
Triangle of Sadness (2022)
South African actress and model Charlbi Dean stars in Triangle of Sadness, in what many believe would have been her breakout role had she not tragically passed away shortly before the film’s international release late last year.
Previously known for her roles in the Spud films and the series Black Lightning, Dean plays Yaya, one half of a celebrity model couple who join a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by an unhinged captain.
Triangle of Sadness was up for Best Picture, Director and Original Screenplay at this year’s Oscars, as well as Best Comedy at this year’s Critics Choice Awards and Golden Globes. The wickedly funny satirical black comedy has already won 21 awards, including the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.
BAFTA nominee Harris Dickinson (Where the Crawdads Sing, The King’s Man) co-stars alongside Dean, with three-time Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Natural Born Killers) as the captain. As Dimitri, Zlatko Burić won Best European Actor at the European Film Awards, while Dolly de Leon became the first Filipino actor to be nominated at the BAFTAs and the Golden Globes, for her supporting role as Abigail.
Hailed by Empire as “hilariously, breathlessly entertaining,” Triangle of Sadness is the English-language feature film debut of Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure, winner of the Critics Choice Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and the Oscar-nominated The Square, winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes). Östlund is the president of the feature film jury at Cannes this year.
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