Sarajevo Film Festival Sets ‘Triangle Of Sadness’As opening night film

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The Sarajevo Film Festival has set Ruben Östlund’s Triangle Of SadnessThe film will be the opening night film of its 28th edition. It starts on August 12. The film was the winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Swedish director Östlund, who was president of Sarajevo’s Jury Competition program a few years ago, will be presented with an Honorary Heart of Sarajevo award at the opening ceremony of the festival this year, just before the screening of the film.

Triangle Of Sadness, which is directed and written by Östlund, is a satire that reveals roles and classes: Carl and Yaya, a couple of models, go through the excitement of Milan Fashion week before arriving on an exclusive yacht cruise in the Caribbean. The ship is well-maintained and there are many well-off passengers. However, bad weather can cause passengers to become seasick and lead to food poisoning or a shipwreck.

Harris Dickenson stars alongside Charlbi Dal, Woody Harrelson and Vicki Berlin. Henrik Dorsin, Zlatko Boric are also featured in the critically acclaimed film. It’s a Swedish-German-French-UK co-production with Sarajevo’s Obala Art Centar also serving as a co-producer as the film was made as part of a joint project of the Obala Art Centar – Sarajevo Film Festival and Turkish Radio and Television Corporation and Sarajevo The City Of Film For Global Screens (SCFGS).

Current Sarajevo Film Festival director Jovan Marjanović and former fest director Mirsad Purivatra are co-producers of the film.

The Sarajevo Film Festival is August 12-19.

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