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Cannes award-winner “TITANE,” from Julia Ducournau (“RAW”), gets a U.S. date and poster

Friday, July 23, 2021 | News

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.

 

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.