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Titane - Review (London Film Festival 2021)

Touch With Your Eyes. 4.5 / 5

Directed by Julia Ducournau. A woman with a metal plate in her head from a childhood car accident embarks on a bizarre journey, bringing her into contact with a firefighter who's reunited with his missing son after 10 years.

Following Raw is no easy feat but Julia Ducournau's Titane forces you kicking and screaming out of your comfort zone to give you an unforgettable experience for better or for worse.

The crowd screamed, groaned, and laughed - myself included, people walked out, people even fainted and if that doesn't prepare you for the insanity that is Titane then I don't know what will.

Agathe Rousselle stars in the lead, bearing all for this psychosexual and hyper violent masterpiece that doesn't give you a second to breathe. Julia Ducournau has created a film with a devilish charm and pitch black humour that isn't afraid to shock audiences and more importantly, show them something new.

I'm still not entirely sure what I just witnessed but it was an experience unlike any other to be simultaneously disgusted and fascinated.

Ducournau holds the audience exactly where she wants them with commanding authority so it's no wonder she walked away from Cannes with the Palme d'Or earlier this year.

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