In competition for the FIPRESCI Prize.
The winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, and now France’s submission for the International Oscar®, Titane is one of the most fiercely original films in years. After a childhood accident results in a titanium plate inserted in her head, Alexa grows up with a peculiar attraction to metal. Now an adult, Alexa (Agathe Rousselle) works as an auto show dancer, euphorically grinding and splaying atop the gleaming bodies of cars and trucks. After a series of increasingly bizarre incidents forces her to go on the run, Alexa finds unlikely refuge in the care of a grieving fire captain (veteran French actor Vincent Lindon) who believes her to be his long-lost son. It’s impossible to guess – or even believe – where filmmaker Julia Ducournau’s second feature goes next. And that’s all part of the fun of this outrageous, audacious, genre-hopping thrill ride that manages to be both wildly unsettling and profoundly moving.
|Producers:||Jean-Christophe Reymond, Jean-Yves Roubin, Cassandre Warnauts|
|Cast:||Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon, Garance Marillier, Laïs Salameh|
|Language:||In French with English subtitles.|
|Running Time:||108 minutes|
|Director Filmography:||Raw (2016)|
|Awards:||Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival; People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award, Toronto International Film Festival; Audience Choice Award - Late Shift, Calgary International Film Festival|