Palme D’Or Winner ‘Titane’ To Hit Theaters In October

by Thomas Tuna

There’s nothing like striking while the iron is hot.

Just earlier this week, the disturbing horror film Titane won the coveted Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and now, word comes from Deadline that the movie will be released by Neon in U.S. theaters Oct. 1. Quite a Halloween treat.

Writer/director Julia Ducournau–as reported here in Horror News Network–became only the second woman to earn the honor in the festival’s 74-year history. The only other female director so feted was Jane Campion, for helming The Piano in 1993.

One other genre film took home the Palme d’Or. Parasite, from Boon Joon-Ho, won the award in 2019, and went on to cop the Academy Award for Best Picture.

In the ultra-violent Titane, Agathe Rousselle plays a psychopathic dancer-turned-serial killer who suffered through a horrific car accident in her youth. An accident that left her with a titanium plate in her head…and a bizarre bond with cars. How bizarre? Well, in one scene in the film, she’s impregnated by a Cadillac. Ouch!

Ducournau–who thanked the festival for “letting the monsters in”–said she drew inspiration from a nightmare she used to have, “of giving birth to car engine parts. It was incredibly distressing, but I always thought, ‘That’s a nice image. I like that.’ But, at the same time, I’d be shaking like crazy.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Titane.


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