A tribute to actor Charlby Dean, who was presented with a Palme d’Or without a filter this week. We met the young actor while visiting the Cannes Film Festival last May. He died suddenly in August at the age of 32.
Comedian Charlby Dean died suddenly at the age of 32 last August. With the Palme d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, without a filter, on this week’s bill, we invite you to go back to the video, the journey of the young actor and discover the interview he gave us during the festival.
Charlby Dean, 32-year-old actor and model, died on Monday, August 29, 2022, after a sudden and unexpected illness. The tragic news comes a month before the Palme d’Or is up for grabs at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, which starts Wednesday.
The actress plays one of the main roles, an influential and top model named Yaya. Together with his companion Carl (Harris Dickinson), he is invited on a luxury yacht cruise. Although the crew takes great care of the vacationers, the captain refuses to leave the cabin when the famous gala dinner approaches. Events take an unexpected turn and the balance of power shifts when a storm hits and threatens the comfort of the passengers.
With this film, Ruben Östlund won his second Palme d’Or after Square. The director shared a poignant tribute to him on social media.
“Charlby’s sudden death is a shock and a tragedy,” the Swedish film director said on Instagram. “It’s an honor to know him and work with him. Charlby had a quality of focus and sensitivity that empowered her colleagues and the entire film crew.”
“The thought that he will no longer be with us in the future makes me very sad,” Östlund concludes. “My thoughts are with her loved ones, her family and her fiancé Luke at this difficult time..”
Unfiltered is currently playing.