The film stars Agathe Rousselle and Vincent Lindon and revolves around a woman who has sex with cars after growing up with a metal plate in her head from a car accident. The body-bending horror also features Garance Marillier, Laïs Salameh, Mara Cisse, Marin Judas, Diong-Kéba Tacu, Myriem Akheddiou, Bertrand Bonello and more.
Without a word of dialogue, the trailer for the movie flashes between harrowing scenes of a body transforming, fire spreading and people dancing.
Variety critic Peter Debruge called the film “lusty” and “dark,” writing that “Titane” is “a daringly queer and undoubtedly controversial ride, resulting in a most uncommon monster movie — a cross between David Cronenberg’s ‘Crash’ and the uterine horrors of Takashi Miike’s ‘Gozu,’ perhaps — where the main character hardly ever speaks and what Ducournau is trying to say is wildly open to interpretation.”
Executive produced by Christophe Hollebeke, “Titane” is produced by Jean-Christophe Reymond, with Olivier Père, Jean-Yves Roubin and Cassandre Warnauts serving as co-producers. Philippe Logie is associate producer, and Anne-Laure Declerck is assistant producer.
Ducournau, a French filmmaker, won the Petit Rail d’Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for her short, “Junior.” Her first feature was 2016’s “Raw,” a horror thriller that also scored a prize at Cannes. Variety’s review praised “Raw,” writing, “‘Suspiria’ meets ‘Ginger Snaps’ in a muscular yet elegant campus cannibal horror from bright new talent Julia Ducournau.”
Watch the trailer below.