Preview: Titane

+ pre-recorded Q&A with director Julia Ducournau

Julia Ducournau’s provocative Palme d’Or-winner is a twisted triumph.

Unfortunately, due to a change in her schedule, Julia Ducournau will no longer be attending the Titane preview in person. Instead this screening will now be accompanied by a pre-recorded Q&A. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.


France-Belgium 2021
Dir Julia Ducournau
With Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon, Garance Marillier
Certificate 18
Courtesy of Altitude Film Entertainment.

Agathe Rousselle (in an incredible feature debut) stars as Alexia, a woman who has a titanium plate fitted into her head after a car accident as a child, and consequently develops an unusual connection to motor vehicles. As an adult she makes her living dancing at car shows until a violent altercation with a fan sends her on a bizarre, unpredictable journey (for both Alexia and us). Titane, an exploration of avant-garde body-horror, is vibrant, extreme cinema, but it’s also delicately woven with surprisingly tender themes of gender and sexuality, and a deliciously wry humour. This follow-up to Raw firmly asserts Ducournau as a bold and original filmmaker worth taking a shocking, ultra-violent trip for.

Please note: this film contains strong sex, strong violence, and scenes some viewers may find distressing.

Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less) on sale Wed 24 Nov to BFI Champions and Patrons from 11:30, to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the general public from 16:00.