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TRIANGLE OF SADNESS : Director Ruben Östlund’s latest Palme d’Or Winner / Starring Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Woody Harrelson

Ruben Östlund | Writer, Director 

Filmmaker Bios 

Ruben Östlund was born in 1974 and grew up on an island on the West Coast of Sweden. He studied at the University of Gothenburg where he met Erik Hemmendorff with whom he later founded Plattform Produktion. An avid skier, Östlund directed three ski films, alluding to his taste for long sequence shots, a taste he structured and developed throughout his film studies and which to this day remains an important trademark of his work. 

Östlund’s feature debut THE GUITAR MONGOLOID (2005) won the FIPRESCI Award at Moscow Film Festival. 

All of Östlund’s subsequent feature films premiered at Cannes, starting with his second feature INVOLUNTARY (2008), which premiered in Un Certain Regard. 

Östlund won the Golden Bear in Berlin for his short film INCIDENT BY A BANK (2010). This short film provided the opportunity for him to experiment with techniques and style. This experimentation would become apparent in his third feature PLAY (2011), which premiered at Cannes in the Directors’ Fortnight. It went on to win the Nordic Film Prize (the most important Scandinavian prize). His fourth 

feature FORCE MAJEURE (2014) premiered in Un Certain Regard and won the Jury Prize. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe and shortlisted for an Oscar. 

Östlund returned to Cannes with his fifth feature THE SQUARE (2017), which was selected in Official Competition and won the Palme d’Or. It was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar. 

TRIANGLE OF SADNESS is his sixth feature and premiered in competition at Cannes 2022. 

Plattform Produktion 

Production Companies 

Plattform Produktion, based in Gothenburg and Stockholm, is one of the most innovative and cutting-edge production companies in Sweden. After having met at the University of Gothenburg, producer Erik Hemmendorff and director Ruben Östlund founded the company in 2002. Erik Hemmendorff is one of the ACE producers (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen). 

Plattform Produktion has won over a hundred international prizes worldwide including the Palme d’Or for THE SQUARE (2017). The company’s resume also includes FORCE MAJEURE (2014), which premiered at Un Certain Regard in Cannes 2014. It received the Jury Prize and went on to win six Swedish Guldbagge Awards, including Best Film. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA and shortlisted for an Oscar. 

Other notable films include PLAY (2011), INVOLUNTARY (2008), THE GUITAR MONGOLOID (2004), 53 SCENES FROM A CHILDHOOD (2011), THE EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY LIFE OFJOSÉ GONZÁLEZ (2010), GREETINGS FROM THE WOODS (2009) and more recently, PLEASURE (Cannes Official Selection 2020 and Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Competition 2021). 

Plattform Produktion has also produced several award-winning short films including INCIDENT BY A BANK (2009), winner of the Golden Bear in Berlin 2010, TEN METER TOWER (2016), which premiered at the Berlinale before moving on to compete in over 100 festivals including Sundance and Palm Springs, winning both the Jury and Audience Awards in Clermont-Ferrand as well as 14 other prizes. Millions saw the film online as it went viral through the New York Times’ website. It has been acquired by the Finnish Museum of Modern Art and exhibited at the VeniceBiennale. FIGHT ON A SWEDISH BEACH!! (2016) competed for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016 

Coproduction Office 

Founded in 1987 by French producer Philippe Bober, Coproduction Office produces and distributes bold and original films by visionary directors. As one of Europe’s leading international sales agents, Coproduction Office distinguishes itself through an outstanding catalog of carefully chosen gems and the broad exploitation of exceptional, award-winning films. 

Philippe Bober maintains long-lasting professional relationships with groundbreaking European directors: RoyAndersson, Michelangelo Frammartino, Jessica Hausner, Ruben Östlund, Ulrich Seidl… „The auteurs I work with are among those with the most personal ideas. I facilitate them pushing the borders of cinematic language, while simultaneously sharing the expression of these ideas with audiences” he notes. 

Together with Coproduction Office’s four production companies in Berlin, Paris, London and Copenhagen, Bober has worked as a producer on forty films to date. Over half of them premiered in competition in Cannes, Venice or Berlin, with twelve in Cannes. Recent awards include the Palme d’Or 2017 for THE SQUARE by Ruben Östlund, Cannes 2019 Best Actress for LITTLE JOE by Jessica Hausner, Venice 2019 Silver Lion for ABOUT ENDLESSNESS by Roy Andersson, Berlin 2020 Silver Bear for DAU.NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy; Venice 2021 Jury Prize for IL BUCO by Michelangelo Frammartino. 

Harris Dickinson | Carl 

Cast Bios 

BAFTA-nominated Harris Dickinson has received critical acclaim for his diverse film and television work. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a Gotham Award for his breakout performance in Eliza Hittman’s 2017 BEACH RATS. His other film credits include Matthew Vaughn’s THE KING’S MAN, Joanna Hogg’s THE SOUVENIR: PART II, Xavier Dolan’s MATTHIAS AND MAXIME, Henry Blake’s COUNTY LINES and THE DARKEST MINDS. His TV roles include FX series TRUST. In 2022, he was selected as one of five EE BAFTA Rising Star nominees and his upcoming films include the adaptation of Delia Owens bestselling novel, WHERE THE CRAWDAD’S SING and the murder-mystery SEE HOW THEY RUN. 

Charlbi Dean | Yaya 

Charlbi Dean is a fresh face on the rise in Hollywood. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, she began modeling at the age of six and has graced the pages of major international publications including Vogue and GQ. Dean makes her starring debut on the big screen in Ruben Östlund’s TRIANGLE OF SADNESS. 

Woody Harrelson | Captain Thomas Smith 

Woody Harrelson first endeared himself to millions of viewers as the affable bartender ‘Woody Boyd’ in NBC’s long-running hit comedy, Cheers, a role for which he won an Emmy. He would go on to receive multiple nominations for his film work, including an Academy Award nomination for Oren Moverman’s THE MESSENGER, Academy Award, Golden Globes, and SAG nominations for Milos Forman’s THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT, and most recently an Academy Award and BAFTA nomination for Martin McDonagh’s THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. He has recently finished filming Bobby Farrelly’s CHAMPIONS and the series The White House Plumbers for HBO. 

Dolly de Leon | Abigail 

Dolly de Leon, veteran stage and screen actress in the Philippines, gets a long-overdue international breakout role in Ruben Östlund’s upcoming critically acclaimed feature Triangle of Sadness, which won the Palme d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and will be released by Neon later this year. The film was enthusiastically received by audiences and critics, with Variety calling de Leon’s performance “scene-stealing,” adding “her every line has so far prompted cheers in press and public screenings alike.” Classically trained in the theater, de Leon has starred in more than 30 stage productions ranging from Shakespeare to Harold Pinter to Samuel Beckett, and has received numerous accolades for her contributions to the theater community in the Philippines. In film and TV, she has worked with highly-regarded Filipino directors Lav Diaz in his Historya ni Ha and Erik Matti on the HBO anthology series “Folklore”, in which she played the leading role. She also won a 2020 best supporting actress prize at the Philippines’ Academy Awards (FAMAS) for her performance in Verdict. De Leon earned a B.A. in 

Theater Arts Performance from the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City and currently lives in Manila with her four children. 

Nobuhiro Hosoki
Nobuhiro Hosokihttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Nobuhiro Hosoki grew up watching American films since he was a kid; he decided to go to the United States thanks to seeing the artistry of Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange.” After graduating from film school, he worked as an assistant director on TV Tokyo’s program called "Morning Satellite" at the New York branch office but he didn’t give up on his interest in cinema. He became a film reporter for via Yahoo Japan News. In that role, he writes news articles, picks out headliners for Yahoo News, as well as interviewing Hollywood film directors, actors, and producers working in the domestic circuit in the USA. He also does production interviews for Japanese distributors of American films and for in-theater on-sale programs. He is now the editor-in-chief of Cinemadailyus.com while continuing his work for Japan.


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