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Julia Ducournau, born in 1983, is a French filmmaker. She is known for Raw and Titane.

As a Parisian who grew up under a dermatologist father and a gynecologist mother, Ducournau made a name for herself of making movies with a Body Horror theme. She studied English literature and philosophy at the Sorbonne, then got into the highly reputable La Fémis where she studied screenwriting. Her short film Junior won an award at Cannes' International Critics Week section and continued up with that her feature film debut Raw with Junior lead actress Garance Marillier. Raw received much acclaim for its use of cannibalism as a metaphor for sexual awakening, and netted her FIPRESCI prize and César Awardnote  nomination for Best Director.

Her follow-up Titane premiered at Cannes Film Festival in June 2021 and garnered her the festival's top prize Palme d'Or. This makes her the first female director since Jane Campion for The Piano in 1993, the first sole female director, and the fourth womannote  to receive the prize.


  • Corps-Vivants (short), 2005
  • Tout va bien (short), 2007
  • Junior (short), 2011
  • Mange (Made-for-TV Movie), 2012
  • Raw, 2016
  • Titane, 2021

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