VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Grave

V' 17

Grave

Raw

Julia Ducournau
F/B, 2016
Fiction, 99min, OmeU

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Grave

Julia Ducournau
F/B, 2016
Fiction, 99min, OmeU

Actors: 
Garance Marillier
Justine
Ella Rumpf
Alexia
Rabah Naït Oufella
Adrien
Laurent Lucas
Father
Joana Preiss
Mother
Screenplay: 
Julia Ducournau
Sound: 
Mathieu Descamps
Camera: 
Ruben Impens
Editor: 
Jean-Christophe Bouzy
Composer: 
Jim Williams
Decoration: 
Laurie Colson
Costume: 
Elise Ancion

Production: 
Petit Film
Rouge International
Frakas Productions
World Sales: 
Wild Bunch
Format: 
DCP
Color

In Justine’s family everyone is a vet and a vegetarian. When Justine undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school in her first days, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.
In her first feature Julia Ducournau tears down to the bone the messiness of young adulthood, in a film that owes as much to the exploration of female sexuality in the films of Catherine Breillat, as it does to the earlier body horror films of David Cronenberg. GRAVE is made by someone who understands deeply the audacity and vulnerability of youth, and finds its expression with such viscerality and raw (pun not intended) power. Certainly, coming-of-age films that use genre semantics are not uncommon, but GRAVE takes this to another level. (Shelagh Rowanlegg)