What are you hungry for?
It’s a deeply rattling experience for virginal vegetarian teenager Justine (Garance Marillier) when she enrols at the veterinary college where her wild and rebellious elder sister Alexia (Ella Rumpf) is already a student. First she finds herself thrown into the college’s unbridled initiation rites; then she discovers she possesses a rampant hunger for flesh, not necessarily animal…
A confident debut by 33-year-old director Julia Ducourneau, taboo-breaking Franco-Belgian cannibal thriller Raw (Grave) won’t be to all tastes, but fans of art-house body horror will feast on the film’s startling images (some of them very grisly), as well as its dark humour and feminist subtext.
Certificate 18. Runtime 99 mins. Director Julia Ducourneau
Raw debuts on Sky Cinema Premiere on 10 January. Available on DVD & Digital from Universal Pictures.