From the archive
This film was last shown on 20 January 2022
From French writer-director Julia Ducurnau 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, Ducurnau’s film expertly builds upon the style and tone of her first film, coming-of-age cannibal horror Raw (2016).
This film contains sequences that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy
- Julia Ducournau
- 1 hour 48 minutes
- Agathe Rousselle, Garance Marillier, Vincent Lindon