Titane: Julia Ducournau film gets release date, wins Palme d’Or

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Last week, we shared the trailer for Raw (watch it HERE) director Julia Ducournau's "surreal, ultraviolent serial-killer thriller" Titane as viewers were reeling from what they witnessed at the Cannes Film Festival screening of the film. Titane went on to win the Palme d'Or, the highest prize awarded at the festival – and now it has a U.S. release date. Neon has announced that they will be giving Titane a theatrical release on October 1st.

Here's the film's official synopsis: 

Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years.

Titane: A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys, often used in medical prostheses due to its pronounced biocompatibility.

Since that really doesn't say anything, Deadline has given away that Titane is about 

a psychopathic dancer posing as a missing boy and seemingly fooling his distraught father.

Vice called Titane a "new gory masterpiece", while Indiewire described the film as "the sweetest movie ever made about a serial killer who has sex with a car". Ducournau has said that one source of inspiration for it was 

a nightmare that was recurring. I don’t have it anymore, but that I used to have, of me giving birth to car engine pieces. It was incredibly distressing, but I always thought, ‘That’s a nice image. I like that.’ But at the same time, I’d be shaking like crazy!"

Titane stars Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon, Garance Marillier, and Lais Salameh. It was produced by Jean-Christophe Reymond and executive produced by Christophe Hollebeke.

The film was released in France last week by Diaphana Distribution. Altitude Film Distribution and Film4 are teaming up for the UK and Ireland release.

I look forward to checking out Titane's insanity for myself this October.


Source: Deadline

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