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Julia Ducournau’s Titane will represent France at the 94th Oscars!

Julia Ducournau’s Titane has just been chosen to represent France in the 94th Oscars Best International Film category !

Starring Agathe Rousselle and Vincent Lindon, Titane blends gender questioning and cinematographic genre in a narratively-daring and visually-stunning proposition.

The film brings together the parallel stories of Alexia, a stripper with post traumatic stress disorder, a car fetish, and a titanium plate in her head, and a pumped-up firefighter on steroids whose son went missing many years earlier. As a young pregnant fugitive, Alexia decides to hide herself in the fire station, where she pretends to be the firefighter's missing son. Titane offers a disturbing – yet very poetic – exploration of these two marginalized figures’ relation.

After a tight race against Audrey Diwan’s Venice Golden Lion Winner Happening and Cédric Jimenez’s Bac Nord, Julia Ducournau’s film was selected to represent French contemporary cinema at the 94th Academy Awards.

Titane was released in US movie theaters on October 1st, and was the biggest worldwide opening for a French-language film in over 15 years.

Earlier this year, it had been awarded with the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or. At the beginning of November, it will also be part of the 25th COLCOA Film Festival line-up, which was announced yesterday.

 


 

US distributor : Neon

Producers : Arte France Cinéma, Frakas Production, Kazak Production

International Sales : Wild Bunch International

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