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CINEMA – After the Palme d’Or, Titanium will try his luck with the Oscar. Julia Ducournau’s film will indeed represent France at the Oscar ceremony scheduled for March 27, 2022, the National Center for Cinema and Animated Image announced in a press release. It was crowned Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Titanium was one of three shortlisted films, alongside Happening Audrey Diwan, winner of the Golden Lion in Venice, and North Bac by Cédric Jimenez, success of the summer.
“I would have liked to represent France at the Oscars. But I like Titanium as much as I respect Julia Ducournau and her work. And I wish him with all my heart to go far! ”, Reacted Audrey Diwan on Twitter.
I would have liked to represent France at the Oscars. But I love Titanium as much as I respect Julia Ducournau and her work. And I sincerely wish him to go far!— Audrey Diwan (@AudreyDiwan) October 12, 2021
A successful start in the United States
After Grave released in 2016, which had turned the stomachs of many spectators, the most horrific of French women signed a shining, furious and sometimes gory feature film. Titanium opens with a car accident suffered by the main character, Alexia, in her childhood. Her father is driving, she almost dies and owes her survival only to a titanium plate that is inserted into her brain and which can be guessed above her ear.
We find her as a young adult, played by a beginner but bluffing actress, Agathe Rousselle. The girl literally makes love with cars, a tribute to Crash by David Cronenberg, and kill men, Sharon Stone style in Basic Instinct but at the hair pick. Her body is haunted by a mass of metal growing in her stomach as she sweats and bleeds motor oil.
As pointed out The Parisian, if this film has struggled to find its audience in France, with less than 300,000 spectators, it has nevertheless had a successful theatrical release in the United States since October 1. The daily notes that Titanium recorded the biggest opening weekend in the United States for a Palme d’Or winner since Fahrenheit 9/11 in 2004.
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