Picture this: a titanium plate in your head as a reminder of a car accident. This is the case for Alexia, but instead of fear or revulsion, cars have had a huge attraction for her ever since. The metal in her head excites her, makes her have sex with cars, but also makes her aggressive.
Language: French – subtitles: English
After being found guilty of a series of violent crimes, Alexia goes on the run and assumes the identity of a boy who has been missing for years, Adrien. His father, a troubled fireman, lovingly welcomes her as his lost son. Thus, these two lonely souls satisfy their hunger for human contact.
Director Julia Ducournau (Raw) turned the Cannes Film Festival on its head by winning the Golden Palm for Best Film with Titane. She is only the second woman, after Jane Campion (The Piano), to have won this award.
According to the press, “Titane is the work of a mad visionary who has complete control over her wild mind," and "One of the wildest films to ever premiere at Cannes”.
Please note: This film contains some graphic images and some potentially shocking scenes. The film is not suited for the weak hearted.
“Buckle your seatbelts, this body-horror sensation is outrageously good. Le freak, c’est chic.” Entertainment Weekly”
“Titane will not give you the answers to your questions, and you're sure to have plenty by the film's end. But it's a hell of a ride across genre, shock, and awe...”. Chicago reader.
“The whole way home, I noticed my teeth were chattering from the adrenaline. They've only just stopped.” Vulture
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is necessary. You can buy a ticket via the black “order” button on this page.
Please note: you can only buy a ticket online; tickets are not purchasable with cash or bank card at the ticket counter.
You can find more general info about tickets, refund policy etc. here.
We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter when it opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time.
To attend this film, you will need to show:
- A valid admission ticket.
- A COVID certificate (proof of vaccination, a negative test result or proof of recovery in the CoronaCheck app).
- Your ID.
- If you are a student, you also need to bring your student ID card. The COVID certificate will be checked at the entrance of restaurant De Zwarte Doos; the admission ticket will be checked upstairs at the entrance of the film hall.
Further information about CoronaCheck can be found here.