(Grave), Julia Ducournau / F-B, 2016
French / Czech subtitles, 99 min
All the members of Justine’s family are veterinaries and vegetarians. After having reached the age of 16, she joins her elder sister to study at a veterinary school. During one of the episodes of bullying, her classmates force Justine to eat a piece of raw meat. The experience totally transforms the tender girl, awakening in her a dormant monster. Following in the footsteps of Lynch and Cronenberg, Ducournau’s juicy initiation drama / art-house horror film had the critics rising from their seats and made many a cinema visitor sick. Warning: Don’t go and see the film on a full stomach.