Preview

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.

Titane

France-Belgium 2021
Dir Julia Ducournau
With Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon, Garance Marillier
108min
EST
Digital
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.