After Titanium, by the French Julia Ducournau, is another type of punk, much less bloody but just as creepy, which won the most prestigious award in world cinema.
Ruben Östlund, 48, has not calmed down five years later Square, a film about the world of contemporary art along the same lines. This time he denounces, through caricature and excess, the excesses of the society of appearances and capitalism.
And he joins the double web filmmakers club alongside the Dardenne brothers, Ken Loach and Michael Haneke.
Unfiltered acid critique of class relations
Unfilteredcrossing titanic Y Feasthe made the Croisette burst with laughter with a crazy story of a luxury cruise ship with a drunken Marxist captain, who runs aground on an island with his passengers, along with a couple of young models.
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The entire jury was extremely shocked by this film.recognized the president of the jury, Vincent Lindon.
Viewers will not forget the scene of general seasickness, with deluges of vomit and excrement, during dinner on the sinking ship, or the subpoena battle between the captain, a communist, and a Russian oligarch.
big prize ex aequo
Beyond the Palme d’Or, the jury, including Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Deepika Padukone along with filmmakers Asghar Farhadi and Ladj Ly, awarded their second most prestigious award (the grand prize) ex aequo the French Claire Denis, 76 years old (stars at noon), and especially a young talent to watch, Lukas Dhont, 31 years old.
With Closehis second film, the Belgian addresses issues of identity and the weight of masculinity with sensitivity and reveals an actor, 15-year-old Eden Dambrine, on stage alongside him.
Song Kang-ho crowned best actor
Eden Dambrine saw the acting award slip away in favor of South Korean star Song Kang-ho, father of Parasitethis time rewarded by the lucky stars (runner), from Japanese Kore-eda.
On the women’s side, the jury highlighted a brave journey marked by
humiliation thatthat of the Iranian Tsar Amir Ebrahimi, for his role as a journalist who investigates the murders of prostitutes committed in the name of God in the thriller Mashad nights.
This film is about women, about their bodies. It is a film full of hate, hands, feet, breasts, sex, everything that is impossible to show in Iran. said who saw her career in Iran abruptly interrupted by a sex scandal that led her to leave her country for France.
Belgium is one of the winners of the festival: in addition to Lukas Dhont, the Dardenne brothers, champions of social cinema, received a special award from this 75th anniversary festival for tori and lokitaa social drama about young exiles.
The Flemish couple Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix van Groeningen (the eight mountains) received the jury prize, ex aequo with the UFO of the competition, hello have (EO), an animalist manifesto about a donkey, directed by a figure of Polish cinema, Jerzy Skolimowski.
And if the war in Ukraine was not forgotten during this festival, which opened with a message of resistance from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and which included the participation of several Ukrainian filmmakers, the Russian Kirill Serebrennikov left empty-handed.
Become a standard-bearer of Russian art in exile, this filmmaker breaking with the regime had been able to travel to the Croisette for the first time to personally defend one of his films in competition, Tchaikovsky’s wife.
Out of competition, the festival also wanted to make the public dream by inviting the great star Tom Cruise, who has come to present the new top gunand Hollywood’s new darling, Austin Butler, in the role of Elvis for King’s biofilm-event.
These are two movies the movie industry is counting on to draw crowds to theaters after a two-year health crisis.
The winners of the 75th Cannes Film Festival
- Palme d’Or: Unfiltered by Ruben Ostlund
- Big prize: Close by Lukas Dhont and stars at noon by Claire Denis
- Staging price: decision to leave by Park Chan-wook
- script price: sky boy by Tarik Saleh
- Jury Prize: hello have by Jerzy Skolimowski as well as the eight mountains by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix van Groeningen
- 75th Anniversary Award: tori and lolita by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
- Best Actress Award: Tsar Amir Ebrahimi for her role in mashhad nights by Ali Abbassi
- Best Actor Award: Song Kang-Ho for his role in the lucky stars by Hirokazu Kore-eda
- golden camera: war Horse by Riley Keough and Gina Gammell
- Palme d’Or for the short film: The murmurs of the water by Jianping Chen
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