It was preferred to L’Evénement by Audrey Diwan and Bac Nord by Cédric Jimenez.
The choice was tough: a Palme d’Or or a Lion d’Or to represent France at the next Oscars ceremony? The commission responsible for designating the film that will be in the running for the award for best international feature film has decided. It is finally Titanium by Julia Ducournau who was chosen and who will therefore compete to be, initially, among the nominees selected by the members of the Acacamy Awards. Hoping on arrival to finally win the statuette, which France has not done for nearly 30 years and Indochine by Régis Wargnier in 1993.
Titanium, fourth best start of a Palme d’Or at the US box office
“We are very proud that Titanium, a particularly exceptional film, can wear the colors of France in the competition for the Oscar for international feature film “, rejoices Dominique Boutonnat, the president of the CNC.
The second feature film from the director of Grave, worn by Agathe Rousselle and Vincent Lindon, had caused a stir on the Croisette, in particular by winning the Palme d’Or at the last Cannes Film Festival. A raw work, off the beaten track, which was preferred to the more classic but no less upsetting film by Audrey Diwan, The event, which was recently crowned at the Venice Film Festival. The third French candidate was the excellent thriller North Bac by Cédric Jimenez. Yes, this year more than the others, the choice was difficult.
The 2021 Oscars ceremony will take place on March 27, 2022 in Los Angeles.