Titane ★★★★★

At the heart of Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or-winning sophomore film Titane is strength, but not just in the sense of endurance and resistance. It’s also about the strength to change, to be vulnerable, and to lose control. Viewers familiar with Ducournau’s debut film, the cannibalistic coming-of-age film Raw, will likely be less shocked by her penchant for squirm-inducing imagery. Both films use body horror to discuss the chaos of change our bodies put us through as we grow and embrace sexuality, with her latest adding bodily autonomy, modification, and transmutation into the mix.

[Full review at Crooked Marquee]