Titane ★★★★½

Disturbingly heartwarming & blissfully horrific. 

Julia Ducournau’s Titane is an expectation obliterating view of a female serial killer’s journey through automobile copulation fused with the desire for family and human connection, inevitably revving up to a somehow wholesome conclusion despite being the spawn of pure uncompromised derangement. From the opening moment our protagonist with a titanium cranium ‘throttles’ a fiery muscle car, Ducournau’s confident direction is on immediate display as she further establishes herself as one of the most innovative minds in the genre. Even having themes of gender identity especially in relation to gestation that I’ve yet to fully unpack. In a film containing such inventive body horror, the narrative is somehow more shocking.

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