[VIDEO] Cannes Film Festival 2021: “Titane” by Julia Ducournau wins the Palme d’Or, discover the complete prize list

The film “Titane” by French director Julia Ducournau won the Palme d’Or on Saturday at the 74th Cannes Film Festival.

Gold for “Titanium”! The film by director Julia Ducournau, 37, the youngest in the competition, was undoubtedly the shock film of this 74th Cannes Film Festival. He won the Palme d’or, awarded by the president of the jury, Spike Lee. This is the second time that a director has received the Palme d’Or, after Jane Campion for “The Piano Lesson” in 1993.

“Titane”, the second feature film by Julia Ducournau (on display since Thursday) after “Grave” (Louis-Delluc Prize) opens with a car accident in which Alexia is a victim, in her childhood. Her father is driving, she nearly dies and only owes her survival to a titanium plate inserted into her brain.

We find her as a young adult, played by Agathe Rousselle, a beginner actress, ex-journalist. The girl literally makes love with cars. A nod to David Cronenberg’s “Crash”, and a relentless serial killer, like Sharon Stone in “Basic Instinct” with a hairpin! On La Croisette, “Titane” was a real crash test for the director who persists in the fantasy genre, even very gore. But by injecting a devastating humor, it also provokes laughter in several sequences.

The full list:

Palme d’Or / Best film : Titane by French director Julia Ducouneau

Julia Ducournau wins the Palme d’Or for her film “Titane”

Ex-Aequo Grand Prize : Un Héros (A Hero) directed by/directed by Asghar FARHADI and Hytti N°6 (Compartment n°6 / Compartment N°6 directed by Juho KUOSMANEN

Staging Award : Leos CARAX for Annette

Screenplay Prize : HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke and TAKAMASA Oe for Drive My Car

Ex Æquo Jury Prize : Ha’Berech (Le Genou d’Ahed / Ahed’s knee) directed by Nadav LAPID and Memoria directed by/directed by Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL

Prize for Female Interpretation : Renate REINSVE in Verdens Verste Menneske (Julie (in 12 Chapters) directed by Joachim TRIER

Best Actor Award : Caleb LANDRY JONES in Nitram directed by/directed by Justin KURZEL

Un Certain Regard Award : Razzhimaya Kulaki (Unclenched Fists) by Kira KOVALENKO

Jury Prize: Die Grosse Freiheit (Great Freedom) by Sebastian MEISE

Overall price : Good Mother by Hafsia HERZI

Audacity Award : La Civil by Teodora Ana MIHAI

Originality Award : Lamb by Valdimar JÓHANNSSON

Special mention : Noche de Fuego (Prayers for the Stolen) by Tatiana HUEZO

Golden Camera : Murina directed by Antoneta ALAMAT KUSIJANOVIC presented in La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

For short films:

Palme d’or: Tian Xia Wu Ya (All the Crows in the World / All the Crows in the World) directed by TANG Yi

Special Mention: Céu De Agosto (August Sky) directed by Jasmin TENUCCI

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[VIDEO] Cannes Film Festival 2021: “Titane” by Julia Ducournau wins the Palme d’Or, discover the complete prize list