Julia Ducournau‘s latest film is Titane. It stars Agathe Rousselle and Vincent Lindon (winner of the Best Actor prize at Cannes 2015 for La Loi du marché (2015)), and is up for the Palme d’Or at Cannes.
Julia Ducournau, a French director, seems to have captivated and twisted the stomachs and consciences of the people in equal measure at the Sitges International Film Festival with her film Crudo (2016).
Julia is familiar with the Cannes Film Festival. Remember that in 2011, he received the Petit Rail d’Orse for his short Junior, which he presented at Cannes. Crudo also won the FIPRESCI Award for Best Film at the 2016 CannesCritics‘ Week.
A synopsis for the film has not been published in order to keep the Titane mystery alive. The study clarified the meaning of the metal used as the film’s title, titanium: a metal from the group of transition elements, silver-white in color, very light and resistant, extracted from rutile; it is used in metallic alloys as a substitute for aluminum in the manufacture of airplanes, missiles, and space capsules, and as a substitute for bone and cartilage in surgery.
At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, four female directors will compete for the Palme d’Or. There’s also Catherine Corsini with La Fracture, Ildikó Enyedi with The Story of My Life, and Mia Hansen-Lve with Bergman Island, in addition to Julia Ducournau.
Cannes 2021 will bring together some of the world’s greatest and most fascinating masters of the seventh art. Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta, Leos Carax’s Annette, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria, starring Tilda Swinton, will compete for the Palme d’Or.
I don’t think Ducournau is afraid of his colleagues, based on the Titane trailer (although watch out for the trailer for Annette, the new film by Leos Carax, director of the great and unique, Holy Motors ). As far as we can tell, Crudo’s feminist force is back, but this time much more wild and conflicted. His photography is reminiscent of Gaspar Noe’s greatest work.