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(AFP) – “Titane”, film by Julia Ducournau crowned with the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in the spring, has been chosen to represent France at the Oscars, announced the National Center of French Cinema (CNC).
Its director, aged 37 years , was crowned at Cannes in July for this genre film, mixing woman / machine hybridization, love for cars and the quest for paternity.
It features a newcomer , Agathe Rousselle, and French actor Vincent Lindon, as a firefighter on a steroid.
Forbidden to less than 13 years old, and released in France in mid-July, just before the introduction of the health pass, “Titane” attracted more than 300. 00 0 spectators in French theaters.
Its distributors were also pleased to its debut in early October in U.S. theaters, where it topped $ 1 million in box office receipts in ten days bear.
“Titane” was in the running with two other films to represent France in the category best international feature film at the Oscars: “L’Événement”, by Audrey Diwan , Golden Lion in Venice and “Bac Nord”, by Cédric Jimenez.
The 94 th ceremony of Oscars is scheduled for 22 March in Los Angeles.
The committee that chose the candidate film met under the aegis of the CNC several professionals including the directors Julie Delpy and Florian Zeller or the general delegate of the Cannes festival Thierry Frémaux.
Last year, the film ” Deux “by Filippo Meneghetti had been presented by France but then did not pass the bar of preselections by the Academy of Oscars.