Raw

Raw
  • 2016
  • France/Belgium
  • 99 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Julia Ducournau
  • Written by: Julia Ducournau
  • Cast: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella
  • Language: French

During a hazing ritual at veterinary school Justine (Marillier) eats meat for the first time and develops an unbidden appetite for it. Ducournau’s first feature film has received much attention for its horrific depiction of cannibalism, with reports of dry-heaving and fainting audience members when it was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival. Its subversion of classic tropes and surreal and vivid style of filming contributes to its overall effectiveness as both a coming-of-age horror and a gruesome dark comedy.

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Raw

3 Apr 20174 stars

Deliciously entertaining, artfully executed cannibal horror from Julia Ducournau

Being a teenager certainly can bite and Raw's no-frills depiction of growing up a girl transforms this dog-eat-dog experience into full-blown cannibalism. Julia Ducournau's blackly comic debut is a barnstorming body horror that delights in pushing the…

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