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France/Canadian-Media: Julia Ducournau‘s Titane, which won the Cannes Palme d’Or award earlier this year, has officially been selected as France’s submission to the Best International Feature category at the 2022 Oscars.
Image: Titane. Image credit: Official Poster
Titane was shortlisted alongside Audrey Diwan‘s Venice Golden Lion winner Happening and Cédric Jimenez‘s box office hit Bac Nord (The Stronghold). Other films that were in contention for the selection included Celine Sciamma‘s Petite Maman and Jacques Audiard‘s Paris, 13th District.
France had been afraid over the past decade to take many risks within the International Feature category which led to films such as Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Abdellatif Kechiche‘s Blue is the Warmest Color to both miss out on the final nominations.
The critical reception of Titane this award season in selecting Ducournau’s film may just pay off for the country.
This year’s International Feature category is shaping up to be one with many surprises, as Spain chose to put forward Fernando León de Aranoa‘s The Good BossWhilst the category is starting to shape up, many people may be changing their predictions now thanks to France’s bold choice.