France Selects ‘Titane’ for International Feature Category – The Hollywood Reporter

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France has chosen Julia Ducournau’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner Titane to symbolize the nation for the 2022 Oscars in the perfect worldwide function class.




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Ducournau’s revenge drama beat out the opposite two titles on France’s shortlist: Audrey Diwan’s Venice Golden Lion winner Happening, a interval abortion drama, and Cédric Jiminez’s The Stronghold, a criminal offense thriller set within the streets of Marseille.



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Titane is by far probably the most radical of the three. The function, Ducournau’s follow-up to her well-received cannibal-coming-of-age story Raw, mixes excessive physique horror and components of feminine revenge movies with macho muscle-car-obsessed films. (A key plot level includes the lead character, performed by newcomer Agathe Rousselle, getting impregnated by a Cadillac).

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But the film has gained over audiences. Titane has offered greater than 300,000 tickets in its residence nation. Neon, which launched Titane domestically this month, took in additional than half 1,000,000 {dollars} on its first weekend, the most important opening for a Palme d’Or winner in over 17 years and the most important French opening in North America in additional than 15 years. Neon will like its possibilities within the Oscar race. The final time it picked up a Palme d’Or-winning worldwide style film — Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite — it went on to win the Oscar for finest image.



The shortlist for the worldwide function class on the 2022 Oscars will probably be unveiled on Dec. 21. Nominations will probably be introduced on Feb. 8 and the 94th Academy Awards will probably be held on March 27.

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