Julia Ducournau

Julia Ducournau

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Julia Ducournau is a French film director and screenwriter. She is best known for her film Raw. Her films typically fall under the body horror genre. In the Cannes Film Festival 2021 she won the Palme d’ Or for her film Titane. 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 d’Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. In 2012, Ducournau released a TV-film titled Mange. This film follows a recovering bulimic who is seeking “revenge on her college tormentor.” Her first feature film Raw, is her most successful to date. The project had been developed through the TorinoFilmLab Framework programme in 2013. Raw was screened in the International Critics’ Week section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. In October 2016, Raw won the Sutherland Award for Best First Feature at the London Film Festival. Per David Fear of the Rolling Stones, Raw is a contender for the “best horror movie of the decade.” In the fall of 2019, Ducournau’s newest film Titane was bought by Neon. This purchase is one of a few, as the film distributor attempts to broaden its French cinematographic library.

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Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Black
Date of Birth: November 18, 1983
Nationality: French

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