Posted Tuesday 20 Jul 2021
A wildly imaginative film about a serial killer who is impregnated by a car has won the Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
The win on Saturday makes French director Julie Ducournau only the second female filmmaker to scoop the top honour in the festival’s 74-year history.
The only previous female filmmaker to win Cannes’ top honour — among the most prestigious awards in cinema — was Jane Campion for The Piano in 1993.
With Titane, the French director delivers a radical horror vision, says Variety.com. "A portrait of a serial killer who has sex with a car, disguises her gender and goes incognito as a lonely fireman’s long-lost son - sure to make waves in the outside world."
Image: Julia Ducournau