March 10 2017
This is the film that I read about where paramedics had to be called in during a screening at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival because some of the scenes were so intensely realistic that people reported fainted and vomited. Curious and not to sure at the same time. But I know many the are into that so this one is for you . I guess.
The film was also screened in the International Critics' Week section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival where it won the FIPRESCI Prize and RAW director Julia Ducournau wins Best-Feature-Length-European-Film at for SITGES Méliès d’Argent Award. So it has some critical acclaim to back up the gore. For more on RAWS awards and reviews see the Official Website.
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 principals 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...