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Preview: Titane (18)

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Agathe Rousselle makes a ferocious debut as a killer on the run, in Julia Ducournau’s electrifying techno-chiller, fresh from its triumph at Cannes Film Festival.

One of the most provocative Palme d’Or winners ever, and only the second for a female director, Titane is a blast of lawless inspiration. French filmmaker Ducournau dazzled with cannibal-themed debut Raw, but goes way further in her genre-shattering follow-up. Unnerving newcomer Agathe Rousselle plays Alexia, a young woman who – following an accident in her childhood – has an unusual bond with cars, consummated by a strange encounter with one of the vehicles she writhes on in her job as a motor show dancer. When her murderous tendencies make her a fugitive, she disguises herself as a boy and forms a very ambivalent bond with the chief of a firefighting unit (French A-lister Vincent Lindon, venturing way outside familiar territory).

Gender fluidity, familial subversion, techno-sexual delirium and full-on violence take Titane (French for titanium) into the far reaches of genre futurism, with Ruben Impens’ cinematography pushing a trash-pulp aesthetic to a hyper-sophisticated new level. It’s extreme-dream cinema that pulls no punches in its metallic KO.

Content Warning: Titane contains sequences that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy.

Titane is rated 18 for strong violence, horror and sex. It features intense sequences from the outset and throughout.

One of the wildest films ever to screen at Cannes.


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  • Director Julia Ducournau
  • Cast Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon, Garance Marillier
  • Country France/Belgium
  • Year of Production 2021
  • Language French with English subtitles
  • Running Time 1h48m
  • Certificate 18
  • Content Warning Contains sequences that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy
  • Content Warning Strong violence, horror, sex, flashing images
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