The film Julia Ducournau shook the Croisette …
Selected for the Critics’ Week, Raw won the FIPRESCI parallel selections (300 international critics federation).
Susceptible to the charms of Julia Ducournau, the film journalists from around the world saw it as “a metaphorical bomb” (Télérama), “the bloodiest film and the most mind-blowing of the Croisette” (Sofilm) or even “the film shock of the Croisette“(Le Point).
Some compared it to the “David Cronenberg first period” (Die Tageszeitung and Otros Cines), while others saw it as “a sort of Texas Chainsaw Massacre embroiled in a teen film” (Hollywood Reporter) or “delightfully modern feminist fable and wild“(Little White Lies, UK).
A film “resolutely original” (Frowning, UK) “super rich and stylistically macabre” (Screen International), described as a “story of the transition to adulthood surreal and twisted” (Indiewire), and a “femininity bloody review, sexual arousal and relationships between sisters“(Sight and Sound, UK).
In the title role, Garance Marillier has also impressed the critics: she is “excellent, performing with subtlety and assurance the character of Justine” (Sight and Sound, UK).
Julia Ducournau is a “revelation” (Cineuropa), the first feature film “startling, a real slap whose aesthetic approach impresses literally the senses” (Un Grand Moment de Cinéma, Belgium), a “tasty tartare” (Screen International), which “should appeal to all fans of horror movies” (Indiewire).
In summary, Raw was “the greatest discovery of the Festival” (The Independent, UK) and a film “not to miss” (Cineuropa) from a “brilliant filmmaker in become” (Variety).