A feminist body horror about being outside the norm, hormonal disturbances, and the sexuality of young women growing up in a world where the measure of attractiveness is weight loss, and food has become a crime. Justine, a vegetarian, is beginning her veterinary studies, which is a family tradition. She arrives at the same university where her older and very popular sister is already studying. For reserved Justine, campus life is a nightmare. Especially the hazing, during which she is forced to eat raw rabbit liver. However, the traumatic experience awakens an appetite that she was previously unaware of. While cannibalism in cinema is nothing new, shocking bloodshed and violence are not at the heart of Raw. Julia Ducournau's debut is a poisonous study in female desire, the discovery of one's inner darkness and carnal pleasures that do not fit in with bourgeois norms.
Cannes IFF Critics Week 2016 - FIPRESCI Prize; Austin Fantastic Fest 2016 - Best Director; London Film Festival 2016 (First Feature); Monster FF 2016 - Sutherland Award; Sitges IFF 2016 - Best Feature Length Film, Best European Feature
Born in 1983, Julia Ducournau is a French director and screenwriter. She graduated from the Femis film school in Paris. In 2011, her short film Junior won a Petit Rail d'Or at Cannes. Raw, her full-length debut, was a sensation at last year's Cannes Festival.
2011 Junior (short)
2016 Mięso / Grave / Raw