FocusWorld's RAW JuliaDucournau wins parallel section of the Cannes Fipresci Award
Prize, Parallel Sections: "Grave" (Raw) by Julia Ducournau (France, Belgium, 2016, 95 min. Motivation: "An impressive debut with a strong visual language. The director tells a dark coming of age story and uses themes from horror movies to express the solitude and sexual awakening of a troubled teenage girl."
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...a profoundly affecting, deeply emotional coming-of-age story, and one of the most exciting directorial debuts in recent memory.
...a deliciously fevered stew of nightmare fuel that hangs together with a breezily confident sense of superior craft.