Crudo

Julia Ducournau

Focus France, Belgium, USA 99 min Fiction

Synopsis

In Justine’s family everyone is a veterinarian and vegetarian. Sixteen-years-old, and an exceptional student, she is about to start studies at a veterinarian school where her older sister is also a student. But, she has barely arrived when the hazing starts. Justine is forced to eat raw meat. It is the first time in her life she has eaten meat of any kind. The consequences quickly make themselves felt. Justine discovers her true nature.

Themes

French CinemaComing-of-ageFemale DirectorFirst FeatureThriller

Director

Julia Ducournau

She studied Screenwriting at La Fémis. Her filmography is formally daring and thematically disruptive style. With her first film, the short Junior, she received the Little Golden Rail in Cannes, and with her debut feature, Raw, screened in more than thirty countries, he dazzled audiences all over the world. In 2021 she made history by winning the Palme d’Or with Titane, an award that only two women had previously received.

Filmography: Titane (2021), Crudo (2016, D'A 2022), Junior (short, 2011)

Julia Ducournau

Film information

Int. title: Grave
Director: Julia Ducournau
Script: Julia Ducournau
Contact: NBC Universal
With: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas, Bouli Lanners, Joana Preiss, Marion Vernoux, Denis M'Punga, Jean-Louis Sbille
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Year: 2016
Format: DCP
Length: 99 min
Language: French
Subtitles: English

Sessions

06/05/2022 - 20:00h
Filmoteca de Catalunya

Awards

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
FIPRESCI Award

BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
Sutherland Award for Best First Feature

SITGES FILM FESTIVAL
Méliès d'Argent Award
Carnet Jove Jury Award
Citizen Kane Award for Best Directorial Revelation

MAGRITTE AWARDS OF BELGIAN CINEMA
Best Foreign Film in Co-Production
Best Production Design

Poster

Crudo