the film that divides the Croisette

the film that divides the Croisette

Cannes, day 5. After his Palme d’or in 2017, the Swede Ruben Östlund returned to the Croisette with “Without filter”, a gore satire of the super-rich applauded galore… but also criticized profusely. And who even managed to tear up the writing of “Télérama”.

Cannes has undoubtedly found THE divisive film of the 2022 competition. Saturday evening, the premiere of triangle of sadness (Without filterin French), by Ruben Östlund – Palme d’or at Cannes for The Square in 2017 – ended with an endless round of applause. Each actor was acclaimed, and the ovation ended up moving the director, whose eyes shone, unable for a moment to speak. But the enthusiasm of the Louis Lumière theater for this gory satire on the super-rich did not at all convince other spectators. “God knows I was defending him but he pushed the provocation to its climax and it’s too much”blows a festival-goer, punctuating “provoc” with a middle finger. “When you’re in a tuxedo and an evening dress, it’s bound to be a thrill to see” this scatological debauchery, mocks another. The writing of Telerama was not spared by this divide. For or against, here are his arguments.

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Lua Michel, 9, plays the main role of

Lua Michel, 9, plays the main role of “Alma Viva”, by her mother, director Cristèle Alves Reira.

Photo Jérôme Bonnet for Télérama

Today’s reviews

NMR > The ravages of nationalism and xenophobia are at the heart of NMR And it’s as politically depressing as it is cinematically uplifting.
r By Cristian Mungiu (Romania-France-Belgium, 2h05). With Marin Grigore, Judith State, Macrina Bardaleanu, Orsolya Moldovan. In competition. Release date to be determined.

Chronicle of a temporary liaison > Emmanuel Mouret, who once again shines with sequence shots setting his sophisticated dialogues in motion, pulls off a comedy that would not have displeased the Woody Allen of Manhattan.
r By Emmanuel Mouret (France, 1h40). With Sandrine Kiberlain, Vincent Macaigne, Georgia Scalliet. Cannes Premiere. Released September 14, 2022.

Without filter (Triangle of Sadness) > Ruben Östlund indeed puts his feet in the caviar to buy a good slice of ultra-rich. Half-shock, half-knock, the provocative event of this 75and edition of the festival divides the editorial staff.
oh Where q By Ruben Östlund (Sweden-Germany-France-Denmark 2h22). With Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean Kriek, Woody Harrelson, Zlatko Buric. In competition. Awaiting release date.

Smoking makes you cough > With its structure of film with sketches, it is at the same time the schoolboy, the most accessible and the most rhythmic of all the films of its author.
q By Quentin Dupieux (France, 1h20). Screenplay: Quentin Dupieux. With Oulaya Amamra, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Anaïs Demoustier, Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Lacoste, Alain Chabat, Blanche Gardin, Doria Tillier, Grégoire Ludig, Jean-Pascal Zadi, David Marsais. Awaiting release date.

Le Petit Nicolas – What are we waiting for to be happy? > The only animated film selected this year is a fervent tribute to the fathers of the creator of Petit Nicolas, Goscinny and Sempé. Poetic and funny, visually very rich.
r By Amandine Fredon and Benjamin Massoubre (France, Luxembourg, 1h22). With the voices of Laurent Lafitte, Alain Chabat and Simon Faliu. Special session. Released October 12, 2022.

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