There's plenty of show-stopping moments at the recently-concluded Cannes Film Festival whether it's the stylish outfits, glittering jewellery pieces or the exciting movie lineup. But there's nothing more historic than French filmmaker, Julia Ducournau making history as the only second female director to take home the Palme d'Or in the festival's 74-year history.
The jury presided by Spike Lee—who also makes history as the first Black man to head the Cannes jury—awarded the top prize to Ducournau's noir thriller, Titane. The closing ceremony itself was memorable as Lee accidentally announced the Palme d'Or winner early on.
The award-winning movie has been described as "the most shocking film of 2021" by the BBC for its depictions of sex, violence and body horror, making it a bold choice for the top prize—as is holding the film festival during the pandemic.