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‘The Square’ Director Ruben Ostlund Speaks About Followup ‘Triangle of Sadness’

‘The Square’ Director Ruben Ostlund Speaks About Followup ‘Triangle of Sadness’

Director Ruben Ostlund, who won the 2017 Palme d’Or and was Oscar-nominated for “The Square,” finished filming his followup, dark comedy “Triangle of Sadness,” on Saturday after a 73-day shoot. Shooting started on Feb. 19, but repeated delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic turned an already lengthy schedule into a marathon. He speaks to Variety about the experience.

Filming took place on the stages of Film i Vast in Trollhättan, Sweden, and on location in Greece, and on a yacht sailing in the Mediterranean – not just any old yacht, mind you, Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy’s yacht, The Christina O, whose passengers have included Winston Churchill, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. The elegant yacht is, sadly, going to be seen being blown to smithereens in the film.

The film, Ostlund’s first in the English language, finished the first 25-day leg of the shoot just as lockdowns were being implemented across Europe.

See full article on Variety