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Titane (2021)

Opens on December 31

Director: Julia Ducournau Run Time: 108 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021

Starring: Agathe Rousselle, Garance Marillier, Laïs Salameh, Mara Cissé, Vincent Lindon

Country: France, Belgium
Language: French

About the film:

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. An out-of-control serial killer who had a titanium plate fitted in her head as child becomes pregnant after having sex with a car and escapes the authorities by posing as the long-lost son of a tortured fireman with a steroid addiction.

“Ducournau dares to challenge the boundaries of sexuality and taste with this bulletproof, nothing-to-lose body-horror shocker”

—Peter Debrudge for Variety

Titane is France’s official submission for Best International Feature at the 94th Academy Awards.

About the filmmaker:

Julia Ducournau was born in Paris and studied screenwriting at La Fémis and Columbia University. Her work as writer-director includes the 2012 TV movie Mange, the short Junior, and her debut feature Raw which received the Fipresci Prize at the 2015 Cannes Critics’ Week. Ducournau became the second woman in history to win the Palme d’Or with her second feature film Titane, a provocative look at gender and sexuality. Read more here.

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