‘Titane,’ Film About Woman Who Has Sex With Cars, Wins Palm d’Or At Cannes Film Festival
The film Titane won this year’s top prize, the Palm d’Or, at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday night.
The news was announced during the event’s closing ceremony by jury president, Spike Lee.
French director Julie Ducournau is the second-ever female to earn the Palm d’Or.
Titane tells the story of a young woman who has sex with cars, kills without remorse and pretends to be a boy even though she got pregnant by a vintage Cadillac.
Lee was the first black man to lead the jury. He accidentally read the winner of the Palme d’Or at the beginning of the ceremony instead of introducing the initial award of the night, best actor, which was given to Caleb Landry Jones for his performance in Nitram, which told the story of Australia’s worst mass shooting in 1996.
The best actress award was given to Renate Reinsve from Norway for her performance in The Worst Person in the World.
In this year’s festival, there were two ties. The Grand Prix was given to A Hero and Compartment No. 6 and the Jury Prize was given to Ahed’s Knee and Memoria.
The prize for Best Director was given to Leos Carax for his work in Annette. The award for Best Screenplay was given to Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car).
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović (Murina) took home the Camera d’Or prize.
The festival required all those attending to do spit tests every 48 hours to avoid a COVID-19 outbreak. Many criticized the fact that attendees were not wearing masks in the cinemas at early premieres.
Last year’s festival was canceled due to the pandemic.