Julia Ducournau’s Raw was a break out hit for the first time director with critics and genre fans upon its release back in 2017. Personally, it was one of my favorite films that year. It revived the cannibal sub-genre with a well acted coming-of-age story, that was “art house” enough for the critics and gory enough for horror fans. Raw is a truly unique experience.
In a press release on Tuesday “NEON pictures announced that they have acquired the North American rights to new French film Titane, written and directed by Julia Ducournau (Raw) and produced by Jean Christophe Reymond (Kazak Productions). The film marks NEON’s second acquisition of a French film this year, following Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which they acquired out of Cannes where it won best screenplay and is tipped to be a front-runner for this year’s Oscars.”
With no plot or casting details announced for Titane at this time, Tuesday’s press release is exciting news for fans anticipating Julia Ducournau second film. If you are reading this and you’re not familiar with her work, you might be asking yourself, “why is this exciting?” The answer is, put the phone down and go watch Raw immediately.
NEON stated: “RAW was one of the most earth-shattering debut films in recent memory and we’ve been waiting for Julia’s next film ever since.”
For those interested, Raw tells the story of “Justine, a first-year veterinary student. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her principles and eats raw meat for the first time. The young woman soon experiences terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge.”
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