October 24, 2021

In pictures: the queen of gore Julia Ducournau wins the prestigious Palme d’Or

The closing ceremony of 74isCannes Film Festival started where it should have ended, Saturday July 17, with the gaffe announcement of the Palme d’Or for the sulphurous film ‘Titane’.

Julia Ducournau, the director, did not immediately take the stage to accept her award. The ceremony continued with other awards as Spike Lee held his head in his hands.

Frenchwoman Julia Ducournau is the second female director to win the supreme award, with one of the most sexual and violent films ever screened in Cannes.