The Deauville Festival bereaved by the disappearance at 32 of actress Charlbi Dean

The Deauville Festival bereaved by the disappearance at 32 of actress Charlbi Dean

The Swedish director Ruben Östlund presented with great emotion Without filter (Palme d’or 2022) at the Norman festival after the sudden disappearance of the South African actress on August 29.

Swedish director Ruben Östlund, who presented the Palme d’Or on Thursday eveningWithout filter” at the Deauville festival, expressed his “emotionafter the death of South African actress Charlbi Dean.

It’s a projection that moved me a lot. Because Eight days ago we learned that the main character of the film Charlbi Dean left us“, declared Ruben Östlund in front of the thousand spectators present in the great hall of the festival, including the president of the jury Arnaud Desplechin. “She had a quality of attention for the teams, a sensitivity, she pulled everyone up. We miss her and it is with great sadness that we will continue to promote the film in Toronto or in other festivals.“, he said.

A thunderous ascent

The South African actress died at the age of 32 in New York for a still unknown reason. “But I am convinced that Charlbi would want you to be happy during this screening and to watch the film with great enthusiasm: that is what she would have wanted“explained the Swedish director, visibly moved. In Without filter (triangle of sadness in the original version), Charlbi Dean plays Yaya, a supermodel and influencer, obsessed with her image and her career, who is offered a luxury cruise with her boyfriend, also a model.

After starting child modeling, Charlbi Dean had started an acting career at the age of 20, with two first South African films: Potato in 2010 and Connection 2 in 2013, with John Cleese in particular. We also saw her in 2017 in an American horror film, Do not sleepand the following year in Interview with God (An interview with God). The Deauville American Film Festival, whose 48th edition is being held from September 2 to 11, presents in “Time for the Croisette» films selected at Cannes.

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