How old is Julia Ducournau?
Julia Ducournau ( French: [ʒylja dykuʁno]; born 18 November 1983) is a French film director and screenwriter. She made her feature film debut in 2016 with Raw.
What was Julia Ducournaus first film?
Julia Ducournau attended La Fémis and studied screenwriting. Her first film, Junior, is about a girl who “after contracting a stomach bug” began to “shed her skin” like a snake. In 2011, Junior won the Petit Rail dOr at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. In 2012, Ducournau released a TV-film titled Mange.
Why is Desiree Ducournau so controversial?
Ducournaus work has become known for being brutal and disturbing. In a screening of her film Raw at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, two audience members reportedly fainted and were taken to the hospital.
Who is Titane Ducournau and why is she famous?
For Titane, Ducournau was awarded the coveted Palme dOr at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021, an honor that has only been given to one other female filmmaker, Jane Campion, in 1993 for The Piano.
Who is Julia Ducournau?
French director Julia Ducournau looks at her Palme dOr for Titane at the closing ceremony of the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on July 17, 2021. Credit: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/AFP via Getty Images.
Did you expect Ducournau to win the Palme dOr?
I did not expect it, said Ducournau. In spite of the Palme dOr, I thought that maybe my film was too controversial ... it doesnt represent traditional French submissions.
Was Ducournau’s ‘Alexia’ too effective?
Perhaps Ducournau was too effective in establishing Alexia’s female side up front, making it tough for audiences to transition when the characters decides to switch gears.