CDiablo - 6 January 2023 Don't ask questions just enjoy the sights and sounds.... Titane is a movie that makes no sense whatsoever. No effort is made to explain anything, some things happen then the movie ends(due to something that is kind of explained) while abandoning other things you wished were answered.
The beginning of the movie kind of starts building up something, justifies the second act and then the second and third act mostly ignore the first act with an otherwise middling drama focused plot.
I watched this because it is supposed to be horror, and it's occasionally body horror but more drama than anything.
The movie is beautifully shot, has great lighting and a fantastic score. For me that is the main event of the film and I can often appreciate a film on that being the backbone of it.
4 Stars because the movie is pretty boring in the latter 2 acts which make up 80% or so percent of the movie. I think it might land better with the artistic crowd but I don't know if I would recommend this to anyone. If you do watch it fire up your favorite search engines because you will be confused by the time the film ends.
jadavix - 7 October 2022 Unpleasant and uninteresting "Raw" was a good, challenging movie that I've never forgotten, but I doubt I'll remember "Titane", the director's follow-up. This one is weirder than "Raw", but less interesting. It feels like two movies: there's a jarring change of topic at the half-way point, and the point of view we're following even seems to change. The developments are so bizarre and ridiculous that I lost interest.
Why did this win the Palme d'Or? I take it that political correctness may have played a role. It's a movie about a woman directed by a woman, and features totally unerotic, graphic female nudity, and makes pregnancy look totally repulsive. If a man had made it, he'd be called sexist and misogynist. A woman made it, so it's called feminist.
The only scene in the whole movie that seems to happen in anything like reality features the part-metal psychopath protagonist on a bus where she and another woman are harassed by young men. This scene sticks out so much that you wonder why they included it. Perhaps for feminist cred?
I guess that's what won this bizarre, unpleasant and uninteresting movie the Palme d'Or.