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In Reply to: RE: Only one serious film, the rest are entertainment. Easy choice: posted by RGA on March 20, 2022 at 18:01:16
"Titane:" after your previous film is about teen girls who like to eat human flesh, what can you do to attract attention? I'll say this: she's a good manipulator. If I want this kind of thing, I turn to Miike. Far more clever is, "Ichi, the Killer."
Well, the majority of Palm d'Or voters chose Titane over Drive My Car.
I think people don't look past the violence and look at the deeper text of this film. They can't get past the shock value to see the underlying thematic value.
"For all its horror and human perspective, Ducournau argues that people prove far more complicated than any traditional uses and descriptions of the human body allow—especially those determined by the male gaze or patriarchal ideology. There's indescribable and sublime beauty in how the body can deviate from its prescribed definitions, and there's a profound emotional possibility when someone breaks from tradition to embrace what might be called transgressions or taboos. Improbably but wonderfully hopeful in the end, Titane celebrates the messy, ugly, and disruptive ways that people can connect when they embrace deviation." https://deepfocusreview.com/reviews/titane/
"Ducournau has a singularly driving yet tender cinematic voice. Titane is a film about trauma, anger, human bonds, gender identity, and the ability for even the most troubled among us to tap into their humanity. It's a work of art in its assaultive, unforgettable, confrontational way." https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/titane
"Strip away the body horror, feverish set-pieces, and fun with oil leaking from places where oil ought not to be, and there's a touching family drama. In common with Raw, the outsized genre gestures articulate the outsized dramas and tensions that can define family life. The weird, wacky woman-machine mechanics equally parallel the splatter that characterises women's bodies generally and childbirth in particular." *****/*****
Titane has been a critics darling as well edged out by Drive My Car.
Titane won best film at
Toronto International Film Festival (People's choice)
National Board of Review (Best Foreign Language film)
It was nominated best film by a slew of others and won Best actor and cinematography among others by those circles including the London Film Critics Circle and British Academy Awards.
So it's not like I'm the only one.
So perhaps it is you who missed the point.
I find it funny that this film forum has so many squeamish guys who can't see a bit of blood or language. Meanwhile, it's a female director and many of the female film critics who loved it.
Bunch of girly-men on this board LOL.
Oh No, there's some blood - OMG it's all just too much for me to take. C'Mon. Oh No, there's a naked girl - OMG I can't stand it.
What are you American?
trying to shock. I also found the film not only visually ugly, I didn't see a lot of humanity through all the violence. Sick film for sick times.
Yes Ichi was disturbingly Cool!--maybe up notch say -"Gun Woman"?
was a fun ride. Miike isn't a polemicist, unlike the Titane bludgeoner.
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