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Raw (Grave)

Time
On 28th April - 6.20 PM
Other showings
From 28th April - 3rd May
Starring:
Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella
Director
Dir. Julia Ducournau
Duration
99mins
Country
France | Belgium
Year
2016
Synopsis:

Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a brilliant and promising student. When she starts at veterinary school, she enters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. During the first week of hazing rituals, desperate to fit in whatever the cost, she strays from her family principles when she eats raw meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences of her actions as her true self begins to emerge…

 

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Critical reaction:
  • This exhilarating French-Belgian debut from writer/director Julia Ducournau is a feast for ravenous cinephiles, an extreme yet intimate tale of identity crises that blends Cronenbergian body horror with humour and heartbreak. ★★★★★

    Mark Kermode, THE OBSERVER

  • A classy French-Belgian horror with an unusual female perspective on monstrous taboos. Shocking but not sensationalist, this is a strong cannibal movie worth chewing over. ★★★★

    Kim Newman, EMPIRE