Fri 5 - Mon 8 Nov


Cert. 18

Festivals & Series

29th French Film Festival

108 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 2021 | dir. Julia Ducournau, with Agathe Rousselle, Nathalie Boyer, Vincent Lindon, Myriem Akheddiou, Dominique Frot 

The winner of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Titane moves with the logic of a dream, and often the force of a nightmare. The film begins as a kind of horror movie, with a series of shocking events perpetrated by Alexia (Agathe Rouselle, in a dynamic and daring breakthrough), a dancer with a titanium plate in her skull following a childhood car accident. However, once Alexia goes into hiding from the police, and is taken in by a grief-stricken firefighter (Vincent Lindon), Julia Ducournau (Raw) reveals her deployment of genre tropes to be as fluid and destabilizing as her mercurial main character. A feverish, violent, and frequently jaw-dropping ride, Titane nevertheless exposes the beating, fragile heart at its center as it questions our assumptions about gender, family, and love itself.

Fri 5 Nov 8.45pm
Mon 8 Nov 8.35pm

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