The Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or has a cinema release date

Film Tray Ruben Östlund surrounded by his actors on the set of “Without Filter”, winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2022

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CINEMA – Still a little patience. The film Without filter (Triangle of Sadness in English) directed by the Swedish Ruben Ostlund and who received the Palme d’Or from Cannes Film Festival 2022 will be in theaters soon: from September 28, distributor Bac Films announced on Twitter.

five years later The Square, the director won a second Palme d’or at the 75th Festival with this film which satirizes the super-rich and luxury. Euphoric on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, the Swede with a scathing humor joined, at the age of 48, the very closed club of webbed doubles, including the Dardenne brothers and Ken Loach.

“When we started this film, we had only one goal: to try to make a film that interests the public and makes them think provocatively,” said the Swede, receiving his award.

Critique of capitalism

Without filter follows the adventure of Yaya and Carl, a couple of models and influencers on vacation on a luxury cruise. A journey that turns to disaster.

In a kind of titanic reversed, where the weakest are not necessarily the losers, the film dissects the springs of class from top to bottom: the rich against the poor, but also men against women, and whites against blacks.

The director delivers an uncompromising critique of capitalism and its excesses. “As in a conversation between friends, we can laugh by addressing important subjects, I find that we can make an entertaining cinema by talking about serious subjects”, he assured in a press conference after the awards.

Raised by a communist mother, defining himself as a “socialist”, the Swede did not give in to the ease of “describing the rich as bad guys” but rather to “understand their behavior”, he says.

Focus on social conventions

After Play (2011), Snow therapy (2014) and The Square (2017), Ruben Östlund continues to dissect social conventions, petty cowardice and moral dilemmas.

In Without filter, the cast is English-speaking: Östlund mixed newcomers (the South African model Charlbi Dean, in particular) and confirmed actors, like the American Woody Harrelson. The latter excels as a coasting captain, letting his boat capsize while he drinks.

In a press conference after the awards, Ruben Ostlund indicated that his next film would take place “in a long-haul plane”. “The idea is that the entertainment systems (movies etc) no longer work, and the stewardesses ask us to land,” he revealed.

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The Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or has a cinema release date