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French thriller ‘Titane’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Cannes Film Festival 2021 Spike Lee jury

A bold horror-thriller, Titane, from French director Julia Ducournau, won the Palme d’Or at the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival which concluded July 17.

Reviewing the film for Screen Daily, Jonathan Romney called Titane a “deranged cocktail of outrage, excess, conceptual ferocity and sheer silliness.” Said jury president Spike Lee, “I’ve seen a lot of films, but this is the first film ever where a Cadillac impregnated a woman.”

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