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Cross Dressing and Car Fetishes: ‘Titane’ Twists Trans Tropes Into Perverse, Lifeless Body Horror

[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for “Titane.”]The fervor for Julia Ducournau’s “Titane” feels, at least in part, motivated by a kind of relieved elation that a female filmmaker is the new cause célèbre of a genre that has historically been dominated by men. For many years, the highbrow “arthouse body horror” was seen […]

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Julia Ducournau Reunites with ‘Raw’ Composer for Pulsating ‘Titane’ Score — Exclusive First Listen

The U.S. release of Julia Ducournau’s historic Palme d’Or winner “Titane” is right around the corner, and IndieWire is marking the occasion by exclusively premiering the first track from Jim Williams’ wild original score. “Titane” reunites Ducournau and Williams after their breakthrough work on the filmmaker’s feature directorial debut “Raw.” The first track released from […]

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Palme d’Or Winner Julia Ducournau on Groundbreaking ‘Titane’: ‘I Don’t Want My Gender to Define Me’

The lineup for this year’s Cannes Film Festival was filled with unpredictability, but at least one certain outcome: “Titane” would get people talking. By the end of the festival, the arrival of the second feature from 37-year-old French director Julia Ducournau would find her becoming the second female director in history to win the Palme […]

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Cannes 2021: Julia Ducournau makes history as ‘Titane’ wins Palme d’Or

Jury president Spike Lee appeared to accidentally let slip Titane’s win early on stage.Julia Ducournau’s Titane has been awarded the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival (July 6-17).Scroll down for full list of winnersDucournau becomes the first solo female filmmaker to take home the Palme d’Or (Jane Campion’s The Piano shared the award […]

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Wild, Woman-Made ‘Titane’ Wins Palme d’Or in Upside-Down Cannes Film Festival Awards

Cannes — Spike Lee jumped the gun, announcing Palme d’Or winner “Titane” before the other prizes at the Cannes Film Festival awards. The unplanned goof could have robbed the awards of their usual suspense, but instead, created a thrillingly unpredictable energy as presenters and attendees alike tried to imagine how to get the train back […]

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‘Titane’: The New flesh Is Thriving, Living Rent-Free in Julia Ducournau’s F*cked Up Metallica Brain [Cannes Review]

We can all stop wishing it a long life: the new flesh is thriving, living rent-free in Julia Ducournau‘s fucked-up titanium brain, oozing from every frame of her bizarrely beautiful, emphatically queer sophomore film, and thence seeping in through your orifices, the better to colonize your most lurid, confusing nightmares, as well as that certain […]

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‘Misbehaviour’ Giveaway: Win a Digital Code of the Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Movie and a Copy of the Autobiography It’s Based On

Well-behaved women rarely make history, and people who don’t enter contests for giveaways of free digital download codes never win them. But you have the chance to win a digital code for the Keira Knightley and Gugu Mbatha-Raw pageant drama Misbehaviour, as well as a copy of the autobiography on which it’s based. Read on […]

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Raw, former Film4 exec Katherine Butler joins The Ink Factory

‘American Animals’ producer to join in early 2020.The Ink Factory, the London and Los Angeles-based production company behind Fighting With My Family and The Night Manager, has hired Katherine Butler as creative director.Butler joins from American Animals-producer Raw, where she was scripted creative director, and will take up the newly-created position in early 2020. She […]

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