And among the important films, we can point out the fine flower, a very nice film with Catherine Frot, a very cute comedy on the theme of social inclusion.
There is the sulphurous Benedetta with Virginie Effira as a homosexual Italian nun and capable of working miracles… or not! An exciting film based on a true story, which I really recommend.
But I would especially like to highlight this week, the DVD and BRD release of the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or: the film Titanium! A film that made its director enter the history of the Cannes Film Festival since Julia Ducourneau is only the 2nd woman to receive this award. Titanium is what is called “a genre film”. Genre films are films generally linked to horror, which deals with social subjects, which are supposed to shake up, shock. A very shunned genre, very sub-side in France. But beware, if Titane is a scary film, it is also very beautiful. Titane is a film that is difficult to summarize without revealing too much. This is Alexia’s story. Alexia when she was little she had a serious car accident. Since then she has lived with a titanium plate in her skull. But since then, she has been mostly fascinated, obsessed with cars and mechanics. Small detail that I forgot to mention, she also became a completely psychopathic serial killer. To escape the Police, she will steal an identity. That of a young man who has been missing for 10 years. So she’s going to pretend to be a boy. This boy is that of the character of Vincent Lindon, an armored firefighter with steroids, both very manly and very fragile –a surprising role in which Vincent Lindon excels by the way– I’m not telling you more because I would risk spoiling the film for you.
There is David Cronenberg in Titanium, it is undeniable these human bodies filmed in a crude way, sometimes mutilated. Much has been said about the gore aspect of this film and there are 2 or 3 difficult scenes to watch, they are mostly at the beginning. The film is much more than that, it is a very beautiful film which speaks about sexual identity, love, family. A film that we think of several hours after it is finished. A film that marks. a film that you need in your DVD library and that’s good because it was released this week with a bonus on DVD or BRD a very interesting interview with the director. A shocking and very human film that you absolutely must have.
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DVD releases of the week: the palme d’or is in the bins!