RAW made its World Premiere in Cannes Critics Week where it won the coveted FIPRESCI Prize, and left audiences aghast with some of the most shocking and powerful on-screen imagery since Gaspar Noe’s IRREVERSIBLE. The atmosphere in the cinema that day was one of the most electric the Monster team had ever witnessed – from the start we could sense a nervous anticipation in the room and then from the very first scene, it kicks you in the head with a power that is raw and fierce. RAW is one of the finest directorial debuts in the genre space in a long time, it tells the story of a teenage girl who joins her sister at a prestigious veterinary college, and is forced to partake in a hazing ritual that sees her defying her vegan upbringing by consuming raw rabbit liver. From here she develops an insatiable desire for flesh – of all types, and what we witness is a coming-of-age like no other, an awakening that is carnal and primal and that takes its central character, and its viewing audience, on a journey that is simultaneously harrowing and beautiful. Filmmaker Julia Ducournau has made a something very special here, a gorgeous cinematic exploration of family and cannibalism, a film that’ll seep its way deep into your psyche and resonate long after the closing credits – make no mistake, this is one of the films of the year.
Audio Commentary with Julia Decournau and film writer Emma Westwood (Blu-ray only)
Raw À Votre Goût – An in-discussion featurette with Writer/Director Julia Ducournau & Film Critic Emma Westwood (Blu-ray only)
Australian Premiere Introduction with Writer/Director Julia Ducournau & Monster Fest Director Kier-La Janisse (Blu-ray only)
Australian Premiere Q&A with Writer/Director Julia Ducournau moderated by Monster Fest Director Kier-La Janisse (Blu-ray only)
Genre Matters: Women Genre Filmmakers – Panel Discussion with Julia Ducournau, Briony Kidd, Mattie Do, Marisa Brown, Heidi Lee Douglas, Donna McRae & Isabel Peppard (Blu-ray only)
Quick Bites with Julia Ducournau & Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (Blu-ray only)
“Have You Seen The Cannibal Girl” Publicity Stunt (Blu-ray only)
Alternate Opening (Blu-ray only)
Audience Vox Pops (Blu-ray only)
Reversible Sleeve Art
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL EXTRAS MAY NOT PLAY IN ALL US PLAYERS. THEY TESTED FINE ON A PS4 and PC.