France Enters Bizarre, Disturbing, Unpleasant “Titane” Into Oscar Race as Official Selection
Now we’ll see just how hip the Motion Picture Academy is.
France has chosen their official entry for the 2022 Oscars and it’s “Titane” directed by Julia Ducournau. This is a bizarre, unpleasant, jarring, pretentious film but it did win the Cannes Film Festival.
So far no one has gone to see “Titane” at the US Box office.
Here’s what happens: a girl gets metal plate put in her head after being in a car crash with her father. As a teen she’s a miserable sort of punk, lots of tattoos, etc. She has sex with a Cadillac– yes, a Cadillac– and becomes pregnant. She leaves home, and disguises herself as the long lost son of a fireman who wants to believe she is his missing son. She gives birth to a metallic creature.
I had an actual nightmare after watching “Titane.” It was not fun. We’ll see how this develops. The best film in a foreign language for 2022 anyway is Pedro Almodovar’s “Parallel Mothers.” And Paolo Sorrentino’s “Hand of God” is also a big contender. So maybe the French film people understood that and said, Who cares?
So far no word from Cadillac, which will no doubt deny paternity.