the feminist horror film with Demi Moore shocks Festival spectators

the feminist horror film with Demi Moore shocks Festival spectators
the feminist horror film with Demi Moore shocks Festival spectators

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Hasty departures, nausea, fainting… Three years later Titaniumthe horror film by Coralie Fargeat, The Substancein turn sowed chaos on the Croisette on Sunday May 19.

She appeared with XXL hair on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday May 17. Demi Moore actually came to present the feature film on the Croisette The Substance, signed Coralie Fargeat. A feminist horror film described as “very gory”, and screened in competition on Sunday May 19. The pitch? A fading celebrity decides to buy a very specific drug on the black market. This allows you to duplicate your cells to create a younger, ephemeral and beautiful version of yourself. A work intended for an informed public. “Between the blood, the pulled teeth, the peeling nails and some of the most grotesque prosthetics we have seen recently, this film is not recommended for the faint of heart,” writes Variety .

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Visceral reactions

So much so that this body horror would have provoked some visceral reactions in the room. Some spectators in particular reportedly left the scene in a hurry, disgusted by these harsh images. Others would have even fainted, as Coralie Fargeat confirmed to 20 minutes , Monday May 20. “I was told that, but it’s a bit exaggerated, isn’t it?” declared the filmmaker, who wanted, through this film, to denounce the physical dictates to which women are exposed. Three years earlier, it’s the feature film Titanium, by Julia Ducournau, who sowed chaos at the Palais des Festivals, between nervous breakdowns, discomfort and nausea. The firefighters then had to intervene to take care of part of the public, reported at the time Free Midday .

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