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Woody Harrelson's New Film Gets An Eight-Minute Standing Ovation

Woody Harrelson's New Film Gets An Eight-Minute Standing Ovation

People have been full of praise about Triangle of Sadness on social media

Woody Harrelson's new film received a whopping eight-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival.

The coveted event, which took place last weekend, showcased the new film titled Triangle of Sadness, a dark comedy written and directed by Ruben Östlund.

Alongside Woody Harrelson, the film stars The King's Man actor Harris Dickinson and Don't Sleep's Charlbi Dean Kriek.

Watch below to view a clip from Triangle of Sadness:

Harrelson plays the yacht’s alcoholic captain as the official synopsis reads: "Two models and a cleaning lady become stranded on a desert island with a group of billionaires."

Well, Variety reports that the film received a mega eight minute standing ovation, which eclipsed the anticipated Top Gun: Maverick and the other remaining films.

After the showing, Östlund said: "What a wonderful screening. What an ensemble we had. Thank you so much!"

Not to mention that the people who attended the event have been absolutely raving about the flick on socials, as reported by Independent.

The film received an eight minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival.
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YouTuber Luke Hearfield wrote: "Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness is a rapturous delight. I laughed so hard it hurt. A biting satire that explores everything from the super-rich, to influencer culture to gender roles.

"It’s a less-you-know-the-better film but it’s a 2022 Must-See and my fav of Cannes so far."

Journalist Amy Smith added: "It is honestly going to take a lot for anything to top Triangle of Sadness for me this year at Cannes."

Film account The Oscar Expert tweeted: "Triangle of Sadness is absolute f*****g madness in the best possible way.

"A hilarious satire that goes off the rails and stays there."

Critic Guy Lodge then commented: "Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness is a big blunt instrument of a film, but orchestrated with such brilliance and verve and wit: loved it. 

"Very easy to see Dolly De Leon lifting that Best Actress prize; Harris Dickinson rallies marvellously from The King’s Man."

Critics have raved over Triangle Of Sadness.
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As per IMDb, the storyline is as follows: "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."

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Topics: Film and TV, Woody Harrelson