We loved Julia Ducournau’s Raw. On this episode, find out what we think about her follow-up, the Palme d’Or winning Titane.
This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, and Editor-at-Large Mary Angela Rowe. It is a sequel to Episode 112: The modern female monsters of Raw and Thelma.
Content warning: This episode discusses body mutilation.
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Alexia (Agathe Rousselle) has a lot of things going on. In addition to being a dancer, she’s a serial killer and a car-lover in the very literal sense. Wanted for murder and pregnant with a car baby, Alexia hides out pretending to be Adrien, a boy who went missing a decade earlier. Adrien’s father (Vincent Lindon) accepts Adrien as his son returned
Titane is available on VOD in Canada and the USA. It will be out in January in the UK.
On This Episode
- Related episodes (1:45)
- Why are we talking about Titane (4:26)
- Ducournau’s approach to violence (11:19)
- Did we like this film? (13:40)
- Alexia as a character (27:22)
- How the film uses body horror (38:08)
- Mary Angela argues this is not a horror film (42:48)
- Dance scenes and gender (56:33)
- The one normal person in the film (1:06:16)
- Read Mary Angela’s 2017 review of Raw
- Read a preview of Orla’s essay on sisterhood in Raw from Beyond Empowertainment.
- Ep. 103: Pascal Plante’s films: Fake Tattoos and Nadia Butterfly
- Ep. 101: Magnus von Horn’s films: The Here After and Sweat
- Ep. 80: Motherhood in horror: The Babadook and Prevenge (Member’s Only)
- Ep. 69: Paddington and Paddington 2 (Member’s Only)
- Ep. 66: Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country and Ammonite (Member’s Only)
- Ep. 21: Feminist horror