Cannes Palme d’Or winning “Triangle of Sadness” filmed in Greece

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Swedish film director Ruben Ostlund has taken out this year’s prestigious Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival with this biting social satire Triangle of Sadness, which was filmed in Greece with a local production partner.

“When we started to make this film I think we had one goal – to really, really try to make an exciting film for the audience and bring thought-provoking content,” Ostlund said, adding: “We wanted to entertain them, we wanted them to ask themselves questions, we wanted them to after the screening go out and have something to talk about.”

According to Screen Daily Triangle of Sadness was filmed in Greece for 38 days of its 70-day shoot with the remainder of the film shot in Sweden.

The Greek production partner was Giorgos Karnavas and Konstantinos Kontovrakis of Heretic who secured  support for the production from EKOME (Greece’s National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication) in the form of a 40% cash rebate of the production’s Greek costs.

The Story:

Models Carl and Yaya are navigating the world of fashion while exploring the boundaries of their relationship. The couple are invited for a luxury cruise with a rogues’ gallery of super-rich passengers, a Russian oligarch, British arms dealers and an idiosyncratic, alcoholic, Marx-quoting captain. At first, all appears Instagrammable. But a storm is brewing, and heavy seasickness hits the passengers during the seven-course captain’s dinner. The cruise ends catastrophically. Carl and Yaya find themselves marooned on a desert island with a group of billionaires and one of the ship’s cleaners. Hierarchy is suddenly flipped upside down, as the housekeeper is the the only one who knows how to fish.

CREDITS

Ruben ÖSTLUND – Director

Ruben ÖSTLUND – Script / Dialogue

Fredrik WENZEL – Cinematography

Josefin ÅSBERG – Set decorator

Ruben ÖSTLUND – Film Editor

Mikel CEE KARLSSON – Film Editor

Jonas RUDELS – Sound

Jacob ILGNER – Sound

Bent HOLM – Sound

CASTING

Woody HARRELSON – Thomas / The Captain

DOLLY De Leon – Abigail

Zlatko BURIC

Iris BERBEN

Vicki BERLIN

Henrik DORSIN

Jean-Christophe FOLLY

Amanda WALKER

Oliver FORD DAVIES

Sunnyi MELLES

Harris DICKINSON – Carl

Charlbi DEAN KRIEK – Yaya