An ultra-violent horror film about a young woman who has sex with cars and gets impregnated by a vintage Cadillac has stunned Cannes Film Festival.
Titane, by French director Julia Ducournau, tells the story of a young woman who kills without a care and pretends to be a boy despite being pregnant by the vintage car.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Some extremely violent scenes had cinema-goers shielding their eyes at the film's early festival screenings, as sharp intakes of breath alternated with nervous giggles.
The movie still won a long standing ovation at its opening night on Tuesday.
Titane, by French director Julia Ducournau, tells the story of a young woman who kills without a care and pretends to be a boy despite being pregnant by the vintage car
Acknowledging that some scenes were difficult to watch, Ducournau told reporters that even the goriest bits had narrative meaning. 'I hate gratuitous violence, I really do,' she said.
The film drew some flattering comparisons with 'Crash' by David Cronenberg - another controversial look at driving and eroticism - and 'Blue Velvet' by David Lynch, both of which became instant classics after premiering in Cannes.
The Hollywood Reporter said the movie, which is competing for the Palme d'Or, might herald a 'French-Punk-Queer Wave', while IndieWire said it was 'one