Titane: An Omnisexual, Woman-Machine relationship
Julia Ducournau’s Titane (2021), which won the Palme d’Or this year, was a trip like no other at this year’s Cannes. Starring a cold, detached, and emotionless young woman named Alexia (Agatha Rousselle) who has had a fascination with automobiles since her untimely childhood accident.
Ducournau’s fascinating new works since 2016’s Raw have been a tour de force, bringing us new meaning and heights of how transformative a relationship between human and machine can be.Other than Alexia getting impregnated by an automobile, in the spirit of metamorphosis. Titane frequently depicts a sequence of gender fluidity, identity, and form escapism as a raw and primordial element.
The scene of many weird and bizarre imagery of how a human can produce a baby with a car conjured by the quirkiness of even thinking that having an oil as a discharged bodily fluids. As far as the movie goes, the two main focus of the character dynamics undergo a drastic changes in their lives.
‘Crash’ a prelude to the tension
David Cronenberg’s Crash (1996), is a little bit introduction for us through omnisexualism towards automobile. Titane in Crash respective, is a what if scenario, being an objectophilia taking it into the more extreme places than ever before.
Crash itself, using a premeditated car-crash as an act of self release, rather than being consumed by the act of making love with one. Our introductory to these taboo and non conventional type of fetishism.
Crash using it as an act of losing control to lust, just like when the car is crashing into each other, Spader as the driver letting go of the control as an act of an emotional release. Alas Titane, using car as a living being, act as a silent character that cosmically intrude in Alexia lives.
Titane, a bold and complicated film that is also funny and merciless, is a fresh out of the box type of film for your non-typical theatre experience. Vincent Lindon carries us emotionally broken throughout the film, while Agathe Rousselle brings the raw and unedited action.
Watch Titane only on selected theaters in US.