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‘Raw’ Exclusive Clip: The Hunger Is Palpable In Julia Ducournau’s Provocative Feminist Body Horror — Watch

Garance Marillier pockets a bloody burger in this scene from the French director's stunning feature debut.


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Even the most dedicated horror fans may find themselves shielding their eyes during “Raw,” the galvanizing feature debut from French writer/director Julia Ducournau. The image of a sopping meat patty soaking through the pockets of a dirty lab coat, as seen in this exclusive clip obtained by IndieWire, is a mere fraction of the provocation in store.

READ MORE: ‘Raw’ Filmmaker Julia Ducournau On The Bloody, Terrifying Challenge That Fueled Her Tasty New Genre Film 

“Raw” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in spring of 2016 before causing a stir at the Toronto Film Festival that fall, where it played against other genre films in the festival’s Midnight section. The film stars Garance Marillier as a young veterinarian student coming to terms with her cannibalistic desires after living a life of peaceful vegetarianism.

Ducournau uses the genre art film to explore themes of female sexuality and coming of age. The cannibalism is a metaphor, though for what exactly Ducournou prefers to leave open-ended. In a director’s statement, she wrote: “The body is the door to the mind.” The clip features Marillier alongside Rabah Naït Oufella loading up on meat in the school cafeteria.

Take a look:

“Raw” is being distributed by Focus World. It opens in select cities on March 10th. 

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