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Titane (Julia Ducournau)

Not only do its frames ooze with blood [and] oil . . ., but the film constantly wriggles out of the grasp of all categorization and description. It’s a body horror that’s really a family drama; that’s really a sly comedy about the discomfort of being trapped inside all this vulnerable, imperfect flesh.

-- Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent  

A grotesque marathon of body horror, Titane follows the life of a young woman changed forever by a car accident in her youth. Exploring the boundaries between fetishization and sexuality in a mechanistic hyper-reality, this vibrant and unsettling film follows a series of gruesome murders and a trail of missing children. Ducournau masterfully crafts a tale about the horror of the nuclear family, the fluidity of gender expression, and the beauty of second chances. 

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