‘Triangle of Sadness’ premieres at QCinema ahead of Nov. 30 nationwide release
TBA Studios is bringing the critically acclaimed satirical dark comedy film Triangle of Sadness to the QCinema International Film Festival 2022, premiering as the festival’s opening film on Nov. 17 at Gateway Cineplex in Quezon City.
While the premiere is by invitation, moviegoers can still catch the second screening of Triangle of Sadness during the festival on Nov. 21 at Power Plant Cinema in Rockwell, Makati City.
Gracing the premiere is the film’s breakout star, Filipino actress Dolly de Leon, whose noteworthy performance has garnered praise from film critics. De Leon, who plays cleaning lady Abigail, was named by Variety as among the top three contenders for the best-supporting actress category in the Oscars.
De Leon elicited cheers and laughter during the third act of the film. She also received a rousing standing ovation from the audience that included film critics, entertainment press, movie bloggers, actors, film workers, and dignitaries.
“The one thing I feel absolutely certain of re: Triangle of Sadness is that Dolly de Leon is world-class talent. She is phenomenal in this film. I don’t think I’ve seen any other Filipino actor in an international production get a role this substantial,” film critic Emil Hofileña tweeted after seeing the film.
“Dolly de Leon mesmerizes us with a very honest performance that is best experienced in the cinemas,” another cinephile, Ralph Regis, commented.
De Leon just arrived from the United States after participating in the producers’ campaign for an Oscar nomination for her performance.
“Her committed turn not only makes her the defining supporting performance of the year thus far but also, if enough Academy members make a note to focus on quality (and not simply name recognition as they can often do), she could be the frontrunner walking into awards season,” Variety’s award senior editor Clayton Davis commented on De Leon’s performance.
The 2022 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or-winning film by director Ruben Östlund was also screened at the Toronto Film Festival and New York Film Festival to much acclaim.
Triangle of Sadness revolves around the guests and crew of a doomed cruise ship whose social roles are turned upside down after a sea mishap. Triangle of Sadness is exclusively distributed by TBA Studios, which also swooped another Cannes-winning film Plan 75, an entry to QCinema’s main competition lineup.
After the festival run, Filipino movie fans can finally see Triangle of Sadness on Nov. 30 in theaters nationwide.