By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Coming off festival acclaim, the body-horror shocker is now set to crash into a wider audience this fall.
Neon has revealed an October 1 theatrical release date for TITANE, which won the Palme D’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival–making writer/director Julia Ducournau only the second female filmmaker to win the venerated event’s top prize. The movie stars Agathe Rousselle as Alexia, who as a young girl was involved in a car accident that left her with a titanium plate in her skull, and is now a dancer at car shows. After striking back at a male stalker, she embarks on a killing spree–but that’s only one facet of the extreme strangeness of the scenario. Vincent Lindon, Dominique Frot, Myriem Akheddiou, Rahim-Silvioli Mehdi and RAW’s Garance Marillier also star.