TITANE, isn’t that the car-f***ing movie? Yes, and so much more. Writer-director Julia Ducornau (RAW) has, within five years, unleashed on the world two of the most transcendent, bold and both warm and messed up films of the 21st century so far. The images, the performances, the tangled web of underlying themes, the darkest of dark humour all help to make this the film of the 2021. An objectophiliac dancer (Agethe Rousselle) with a plate in her skull from a car accident in her childhood becomes linked to a series of violent crimes and finds an unexpected connection with a grieving firefighter (Vincent Lindon). That’s as detailed a summary I’m prepared to give, and you definitely shouldn’t read about this one in advance, just make sure you see it when it comes your way – you won’t be the same afterwards. SSP
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