Monday, 19 September 2016

LFF 2016 PREVIEW: RAW


'It's rare to see such confidence in a first feature'
Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

'Ducournau's control of her material is masterful'
Chloe Roddick, Sight & Sound

'Inventively grisly (or gristly)... stylistically rich, super-macabre'
Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

Striving to see a wide variety of styles in my annual excursions to the London Film Festival, I normally schedule at least a few genre titles into my programme. Debut feature film director Julia Ducournau's Raw could meet my quota alone, by the sounds of things. Critics at Cannes ate the cannibal drama up, and its FIPRESCI prize win there wouldn't be the last of its festival triumphs, as a citation from TIFF proved only yesterday. A headline-grabber already, several months away from its first confirmed theatrical release, this ought to be a must-see for all cinephiles and genre film fans headed to LFF this year.