• Wed. Jun 12th, 2024

“Raw” is a French-Belgian horror film written and directed by . The film follows the story of a young vegetarian named Justine () who begins studying at a veterinary school. After being forced to eat meat during a hazing ritual, Justine develops a craving for raw meat and soon discovers a dark secret about herself and her family.


“Raw” received critical acclaim for its unique take on the horror genre and its exploration of themes such as identity, sexuality, and desire. The film is visceral and unsettling, with graphic scenes of cannibalism and body horror. 's performance as Justine was praised for its intensity and nuance, as she navigates the physical and emotional changes that come with her newfound cravings.


“Raw” received numerous accolades and nominations, including the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and the Sutherland Award at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival. The film also won Best Screenplay and Best Actress () at the 2017 Austin Fantastic Fest. Additionally, the film was nominated for Best International Film at the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards.

Directed by ,
Written by
Produced by Jean de Forêts
Starring , , ,
Cinematography Ruben Impens
Edited by Jean-Christophe Bouzy
Music by Jim Williams
Petit Film Rouge International Frakas Productions Ezekiel Film Production Wild Bunch
Distributed by Wild Bunch (France) Focus World (International)
Release dates 14 May 2016 (Cannes) 15 March 2017 (Belgium & France)
Running time 99 minutes
Countries France Belgium
Language French
Budget €3.48 million ($3.8 million)
Box office $3.1 million

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