Director: Julia Ducournau Starring: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella. Rating:
IT’S not often we get to see a horror film hailing from France. And it is not often we get to see a horror film as audaciously confronting and worryingly clever as Raw.
This is the tough-to-stomach story of Justine (played by Garance Marillier), a firstyear veterinary student who used to be an outand-proud vegetarian. However, after a school ritual got out of hand, Justine discovered she didn’t mind meat after all. As long it is human. That’s right: the hungry heroine of this film is a cannibal, and when the urge for a snack attack takes her, everyone had better watch out.
After a deceptively mild start, this full-on movie shifts up several gruesome gears very quickly. Consider yourself warned.
Garance Marillier makes a stunning debut in the creepy Raw