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Your Mileage May Vary With Audacious Palme d’Or Winner “Titane” (Review)
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Your Mileage May Vary With Audacious Palme d’Or Winner “Titane” (Review)

Just when you think you've seen it all, along comes a film like "Titane." Julia Ducournau's 2016 debut "Raw" had people passing out at the Toronto International Film Festival at its premiere screening. "Titane" is, in my estimation, even more extreme and difficult viewing while harboring an emotionally charged second act that is surprisingly sweet. Agathe Rousselle devours the screen as Alexia, a woman who survived a terrible car accident as a child and now lives with a titanium plate in her skull. The incident has left her scarred in more ways than one, but she maintains an strong affinity for automobiles. She spends her evenings grinding away as a dancer at an autoshow as men ogle the new cars and the women on display. Mostly polite, these guys often ask for autographs at...