One of the most provocative Palme d’Or winners ever, and only the second win for a female director, Julie Ducournau’s (Raw) exhilaratingly extreme Titane is fully deserving of it’s triumph. Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years. Agathe Rousselle makes a ferocious debut as a killer on the run. Gender fluidity, familial subversion, techno-sexual delirium and full-on violence take Titane (French for titanium) into the far reaches of genre futurism, with Ruben Impen’s cinematography pushing a pulp aesthetic to a hyper-sophisticated new level.
"An intoxicating mix of grease, gore and gasoline" - Hannah Strong, Little White Lies.