Raw - screening at SIFF Cinema Uptown

France | 2016 | 93 Minutes | Julia Ducournau

March 24 - April 13, 2017

SIFF Cinema Uptown
A festival favorite of 2016, Julia Ducournau's debut feature has been celebrated for its brutal, confident, and captivating vision of Cronenberg-esque body horror.

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 when her true self begins to emerge…

"The strongest of the female-led films I've screened so far at the festival is Raw, Julia Ducournau's beautifully realized, symbolically rich, and disturbingly erotic meditation on primal hungers of all kinds."—Katie Rife, AV Club

"A cleverly written, impressively made and incredibly gory tale of one young woman's awakening to the pleasures of the flesh - in all senses of the term."—Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

"That realism and dedication to keeping it simple allows Justine's bloody rights of passage to transcend sadism and schlock into something singular and special."—Haleigh Foutch, Collider

  • Director: Julia Ducournau
  • Principal Cast: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Joana Preiss, Laurent Lucas, Bouli Lanners
  • Country: France, Belgium
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 93 Minutes
  • Language: French