Europe 1 with AFP 12:19, October 13, 2021

Among the three films selected by the CNC, it is ultimately "Titane", winner of the Palme d'Or, which will represent France at the next Oscars ceremony in 2022 in the category of best international film.

This film directed by Julia Ducournau was chosen at the expense of "L'Événement" and "Bac nord".

The National Cinema Center (CNC) has decided.

Ultimately, the Palme d'Or

Titane

, produced by Julia Ducournau, was chosen to represent France at the next Oscars ceremony.

Its 37-year-old director was crowned at Cannes in July for this genre film, mixing woman / machine hybridization, love for cars and the quest for paternity.

This film was elected by the CNC at the expense of

L'Événement

et

Bac nord

.

More than 300,000 spectators attracted to the theaters

Titane

features a newcomer, Agathe Rousselle, and French actor Vincent Lindon, as a firefighter on a steroid. Forbidden to under 16s, and released just before the introduction of the health pass,

Titane

attracted more than 300,000 spectators in French cinemas. Its distributors have also welcomed its start in early October in American theaters, where it exceeded one million dollars in box office receipts in ten days.

Titane

was in the running with two other films to represent France in the best international feature film category at the Oscars:

L'Événement

, by Audrey Diwan, Lion d'Or in Venice and

Bac nord

, by Cédric Jimenez.

The 94th Academy Awards are scheduled for March 27 in Los Angeles.

The commission which chose the candidate film brought together several professionals under the aegis of the CNC, including the directors Julie Delpy and Florian Zeller and the general delegate of the Cannes festival Thierry Frémaux.

Last year,

Filippo Meneghetti's

film

Deux

was presented by France but then did not pass the bar of preselections by the Academy of Oscars.

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