You heard about the film winning the Palme d’Or!
Now …. watch the trailer!
As I said when Titane’s victory at Cannes was announced, I loved Julia Ducournau’s previous film, Raw. I can’t wait to see Titane, even though I get the feeling that I’ll be watching it through my fingers as I hold my hands in front of my face.
The previous Palme d’Or winner, Parasite, went on to become the first non-English language film to win the Oscar for Best Picture. To be honest, I don’t expect the same from Titane, which looks like it might be a bit too extreme to win over the Oscar voters. Though the Academy has recently shown more of a willingness to consider the unconventional, they still probably aren’t quite ready for Titane. In fact, there’s even some speculation that the film might be considered too extreme for the French to even submit it for the Best International Film Oscar. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised since the French also never submitted anything from Jean Rollin either. And before you scoff at the idea of Jean Rollin getting nominated for an Oscar, allow me to suggest that you watch The Grapes of Death, Two Orphan Vampires, Night of the Hunted, and The Living Dead Girl. Jean-Luc Godard wishes he could direct a vampire film as memorable as Two Orphan Vampires! Anyway….
Ultimately, awards are forgotten but art is immortal. While the film, based on the trailer, seems to be obviously influenced by Cronenberg, it also promises a unique experience, which is something that I think we’re all craving, even if some people don’t realize it yet. Sometimes, you see a trailer and you think to yourself, “Well, that’s a film that’ll never appear on Disney Plus and the characters will probably not appear in Space Jam 3” and that’s enough to get you excited about the prospect of viewing it. I can’t wait to watch Titane and review it.