Oscars 2022: Titane, Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or Winner Selected as France’s Submission

Carole Bethuel – Diaphana Distribution

Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or Winning Titane has been selected by France’s Oscar committee to represent the country in the international feature film race.

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The horror film, which was recently released domestically by Neon across 562 screens, was chosen over Audrey Diwan’s “Happening,” winner of Venice’s Golden Lion, and Cedric Jimenez’s “The Stronghold.”

Titane recently won the people’s choice award at Toronto, where is played in the Midnight Madness section.

This year’s French Oscar committee includes Julie Delpy; Zeller; producers Iris Knobloch and Alain Goldman, whose credits include the Oscar-winning film “La Vie En Rose”; Emilie Georges, the Oscar-winning producer of “Call Me by Your Name” and founder of Memento International; and Grégory Chambet, co-founder of the sales company WTFilms.

The committee also has three permanent members: Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Frémaux; UniFrance president Serge Toubiana; and Elisabeth Tanner, talent agent and rep of the Cesar Academy.