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

Friday, July 23, 2021 | Uncategorized

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 in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).