On the occasion of the arrival in cinemas of the new by Julia Ducournau -who won this year with the highest award of the French ceramics- we compile in a video the titles that suffered the same fate.
Titanium has already reached theaters. What is new about Julia Ducournau after her disturbing Crude (2016), was raised this year with the Golden palm at Cannes Film Festival. The French filmmaker has made history, because with this award she has become the second woman to win the competition’s highest award after Jane Campion in 1993 with The piano. And that the latter’s award was ‘ex aequo’ with Goodbye to my concubine de Chen Kaige.
On the occasion of the premiere in Spain of Titanium, the film critic and director of SensaCine Alejandro G. Calvo has made a tour of all the films that have won the Palme d’Or in the history of the Cannes Festival. Since 1946, when the contest decided to reward all the countries that presented a project, to 2021 with the new Ducornau.
As we have already anticipated – and you can see in the video that you will find on these lines – in 1946 they were eleven films that won the Palme d’Or. The following year, in 1947, the award would also have to be divided among several films. Specifically, between five films. Among them, the Dumbo animation of Disney.
After 1948, the year in which the cetamen it was not carried out for financial reasons -something that was repeated in the future on some occasions-, the Palme d’Or ended up in the hands of The third man in 1949 by Carol Reed. The first time that only one film won the award.
In 1957, with titles like The big test by William Wyler-winner of the Palme d’Or-, The seventh seal by Ingmar Bergman, A condemned man has escaped by Robert Bresson and The nights of Cabiria by Federico Fellini, Cannes showed that I was choosing the best of the movies of the year.
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Taking a giant leap until recent years, the Cannes Film Festival has given the Palme d’Or to films such as The Tree of Life (2011) de Terrence Malick, Love (2012) by Michael Haneke, The life of Adele (2013) by Abdellatif Kechiche and Parasites (2019) by Bong Joon-ho. This year, after a 2020 in which the contest was not held due to the coronavirus crisis, the Palme d’Or has gone to Titanium. And the best thing is that the new Ducornau has just landed in the cinemas of our country.
Titanium, starring Agatha Rousselle, follow a woman named Alexia who, after being seriously injured in a car accident as a child, has a titanium plate on her head. As an adult, she makes a living as a dancer, but she will have to give up everything when, after a terrible event, she must flee and hide.