French Film Festival: Titane 18

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This film was last shown on 10 December 2021

From French writer-director Julia Ducournau comes Titane, this year’s surprise winner of top prize at the prestigious Cannes film festival.

A Cronenbergian-style body horror, Titane follows Alexia, a young woman who – after a brutal automobile accident as a child which required a titanium plate being fitted into her skull – has since developed a sexual fixation with cars. As an adult, Alexia is violent and dangerous, though when her actions catch up with her, her attempt to assume a new identity results in an unexpected relationship.

Brutal, violent and dazzlingly original, Ducournau’s film expertly builds upon the style and tone of her first film, coming-of-age cannibal horror Raw (2016).

This screening will include a special introduction by Professor Julia Dobson, a specialist in French Cinema at the University of Sheffield.

Please note: This is a special screening with an introduction - there will be no trailers or adverts before the film begins. The event will start at the time stated so please plan your arrival accordingly.

1 hour 48 minutes


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