(by Francesca Pierleoni) (ANSA) - ROME, SEPTEMBER 20 - This "will be remembered as a historical year for filmmakers. I believe that after some time it will be seen as a key moment for cinema, between a before and an after. It is in progress an incredibly positive change, only I don't know how large it will be and at what speed it will happen. " Words by Julia Ducournau, Palme d'Or 2021 with Titane, commenting on the tris of victories won by authors in the most important Festival awards, from the Oscars with Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) to the Mostradel Cinema in Venice, with the Golden Lion to Audrey Diwan with L 'evenement.
The French filmmaker arrived in Rome together with Vincent Lindon, interpreter of her film, for the release of Titane premiered from 21 September (where it will be a national exclusive before arriving in cinemas from 1 October with I WonderPictures) at the Troisi Cinema, reopened after years of abandonment, thanks to the rebirth project carried out by the boys of the Piccolo America Association with the contribution of public and private subjects. "We must remember, however, that cinema is only a very small part in the struggle for equality, and that in the broader perspective there is still a long way to go", he stresses. For her, 37-year-old making her second film after Raw (2016), the Audience Award in the Midnight Madness section at the Toronto International Film Festival has just arrived and is siped more and more insistently for the Oscars.
Titane, a horror thriller that actually escapes the boundaries of genres, deals with themes such as the search for identity, motherhood and paternity with great originality: it immediately conquered the Cannes jury and many critics, but also aroused criticism and irony on Nanni's social networks. Moretti (competing with Trepiani) for the victory on the Croisette: "Did Moretti see my film? - asks Julia Ducournau to those who remind her of the controversy -.
Without seeing how one can express an opinion? Please Nanni, watch the film" she comments, also aware of the fact that the filmmaker's headquarters (the Sacher cinema, ed) is a hundred meters from the Troisi Cinema. For her, the link with Italian cinema is profound: "As a teenager I discovered neorealism, which changed my vision of many things".