RAW made its World Premiere in Cannes Critics Week where it won the coveted FIPRESCI Prize, and left audiences aghast with some of the most shocking and powerful on-screen imagery since Gaspar Noe’s IRREVERSIBLE. The atmosphere in the cinema that day was one of the most electric the Monster team had ever witnessed – from the start we could sense a nervous anticipation n the room, and then, from the very first scene, it kicks you in the head with a power that is raw and fierce.RAW is one of the finest directorial debuts in the genre space in a long time, it tells the story of a teenage girl who joins her sister at a prestigious veterinary college, and is forced to partake in a hazing ritual that sees her defying her vegan upbringing by consuming raw rabbit liver. From here she develops an insatiable desire for flesh – of all types, and what we witness is a coming-of-age like no other, an awakening that is carnal and primal and that takes its central character, and its viewing audience, on a journey that is simultaneously harrowing and beautiful. Ducournau has made a something very special here, a gorgeous cinematic exploration of family and cannibalism, a film that’ll seep its way deep into your psyche and resonate long after the closing credits – make no mistake, this is one of the films of the year.
Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow
March 9th – 7pm – Event Cinemas George Street
Event Cinemas Geoge Street from April 20th
Dendy Newtown Cinemas from April 20th
Event Cinemas Macquarie Centre from April 20th
Cronulla Cinemas from April 20th
Tower Cinemas Newcastle from April 20th
Cinema Nova from April 20th
Lido Cinemas from April 20th
Sun Theatre from April 20th
Cameo Cinemas from April 20th
Event Cinemas Brisbane Myer Centre from April 20th
Dendy Cinemas Portside from April 20th
BCC Darwin City Cinemas from April 20th
GU Filmhouse Adelaide from April 20th
Dendy Cinemas Canberra from April 20th
Capital 6 Cinemas Manuka from April 20th
The State Cinema from April 20th
Luna Palace Leederville from April 20th
Academy Cinemas from April 20th
Alice Cinematheque from April 20th
The Roxy Cinema from April 20th
"RAW is a deliciously fevered stew of nightmare fuel that hangs together with a breezily confident sense of superior craft"
"RAW is a huge, satisfying surprise. Highly, highly recommended"
"A cleverly written, impressively made and incredibly gory tale of one young woman's awakening to the pleasures of the flesh"
The Hollywood Reporter
Best Feature Film
Monster Fest 2016
Cannes Critics' Week 2016
Toronto International Film Festival