Ruben Östlund has just won his second Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival after The Square with his movie « Sans filtre » .

Ruben Östlund

A critique of capitalism

Without Filter won the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival this Saturday. Ruben Östlund’s film succeeds Julia Ducournau, the director of Titane. This is his second Palme after The Square (2017). « Sans Filtre » is an acid satire of the ultra-rich and class relations in Western societies. His favorite weapon, satire grating under the weight of vengeful sarcasm, is pushed into unprecedented entrenchments and with the massive proportions of a two-and-a-half-hour fiction, which are no longer exactly those of a farce, even explosive. « 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 inverted « Titanic », 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 black people. The director delivers an uncompromising critique of capitalism and its excesses.

the winners of the 75th edition :

Palme d’Or: Unfiltered by Ruben Östlund (Sweden)

Grand Prize: Close by Lukas Dhont (Belgium) and Stars at Noon by Claire Denis (France)

Best Actor Award: Song Kang-ho in Les Bonnes étoiles by Hirokazu Kore-eda (South Korea)

Best Actress Award: Zar Amir Ebrahimi in The Nights of Mashhad by Ali Abbasi (Denmark) Best Director Award: Decision to Leave by Park Chan-wook (South Korea)

Screenplay Prize: Boy from Heaven by Tarik Saleh (Sweden)

Jury Prize: Eight Mountains by Felix Van Groeningen & Charlotte Vandermeersch (Belgium) and Eo by Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland)

75th Anniversary Prize: Tori and Lokita by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne (Belgium)

Palme d’or for short film: The Water Murmurs by Story Chen (China)

Special mention for the short film: Lori by Abinash Bikram Shah (Nepal)

Camera d’or: War Pony by Riley Keough and Gina Gammell (USA) Special

Mention Camera d’Or: Plan 75 by Chie Hayakawa (Japan)

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