Seven months after winning the coveted Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival, Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s satirical black comedy, “Triangle of Sadness,” is now in the running for three Oscars.
The film, written and directed by Östlund and shot partly at Hiliadou Beach on the Aegean side of Evia, has been nominated for the “Best Film,” “Best Director,” and “Best Original Script” categories at this year’s Academy Awards.
Greek production company, Heretic, founded by award-winning producers Giorgos Karnavas and Konstantinos Kontovrakis, was heavily involved in the making of “Triangle of Sadness,” which also shot scenes onboard the luxury yacht “Christina O” off the coast of Ilia, in the western Peloponnese.
The film follows a celebrity couple on a luxury cruise with other wealthy guests, providing a sharp critique of decadent relationships in the capitalist West. The plot explores themes such as gender roles and social class, transporting the characters from the luxurious confines of a cruise to a battle for survival on a remote island.
Since its release in May last year, it has garnered rave reviews, winning four European Film Awards, as well as Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations.
The 95th Academy Awards will take place on March 12.
The nominations for the three categories are as follows:
Best Film: All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Way of Water, Elvis, The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All At Once (“Everything Everything”), The Fabelmans, Tar, Top Gun: Maverick, Triangle of Sadness, Women Talking
Best Director: Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”), Daniel Quan and Daniel Seinerd (“Everything Everywhere All At Once”), Steven Spielberg (“The Fabelmans”), Todd Philn (“Tar”), Reuben Estlund (“Triangle of Sadness”)
Best Original Screenplay: The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything, The Fabelmans, Tar, Triangle of Sadness
With information in Greek from kathimerini.gr.