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.
Titane contains sequences that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy
From 5 Jan
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