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Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival
A violent automobile accident has left long-lasting repercussions: a child carries a titanium plate in their skull; a car-showroom model begins to exhibit sexual attraction to her wares; later, an unexpected pregnancy escalates to a horrific massacre; and a firefighter is reunited with a brutally bruised man who claims to be his long-lost son. As these episodes fuse in Julia Ducournau’s remarkable, Palme d’Or–winning follow-up to her memorable debut Raw, a lurid premise emerges — one best discovered without any further expectations beyond the promise of exceptional performances, inspired provocations, and maverick filmmaking.
Fluidly exploring themes of sexuality, gender identity, and parenthood in tandem with Ducournau’s now-signature body-horror sensibilities and gory gallows humour, Titane is an unflinching foray to the very peaks (and depths) of human extremities.
Starring: Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Laïs Salameh, Garance Marillier
Director: Julia Ducournau
Runtime: 108 minutes
Genre: Cult, Drama, Festival Favorite, Woman Directed
Language: In French with English subtitles