Titane is… a lot to take in. But it’s also pretty good.
The name Julia Ducournau is on every cinephile‘s radar since her critically acclaimed feature film debut, Raw. Now she is back with Titane, which premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival to massive acclaim and went on to win the Palme d‘Or.
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What Makes Titane Unique
Ducournau‘s confident directing shines as she is able to tell this rather unconventional story in a serious way. The genre-bending film has a lot, a father-son relationship, murder and a protagonist, Alexia (Agathe Rouselle), who has sex with a car.
However this sounds to you, Titane has some genuinely sincere character moments as every character in Ducournau’s second feature tries to find human connections.
Titane goes places that you didn’t expect, constantly switching between scenes where you would like to look away, while also being in total awe. Superbly captured in gorgeous neon-lighting cinematography, some images will burn into your brain, whether you like it or not. Those get supported by excellently chosen music and amazing performances by Rouselle and Vincent Lindon.
Titane definitely won’t be for everyone, but if you are planning to see it go in as blindly as possible. It’s this year’s most abstract viewing experience and one you will remember.
Titane hits theatres October 1, 2021. It is written and directed by Julia Ducournau and stars: Alexia Rouselle, Garance Marillier, Laïs Salameh and Vincent Lindon.
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