Director: Julia Ducournau | France/Belgium | 2016 | 98 mins
Brace yourselves for a ferocious, gruesome coming-of-age tale and THE breakout horror film of the year.
Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet, not to mention a staunch vegetarian. At 16, she’s a brilliant and promising student but when she enrols at veterinary school, she enters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. During the first week of hazing rituals, desperate to fit in whatever the cost, she strays from her family principles when she eats raw meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences of her actions when her true self begins to emerge…
After witnessing the shockwaves caused by Julia Ducournau’s phenomenal debut feature at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, we knew there was only one film that could close Celluloid Screams 2016.
Screening with MERIDIANS