Film of the day: Raw


This stunning debut feature from French writer/director Julia Ducournau centres on Justine (Garance Marillier), a straight-A student and strict vegetarian about to start her first term at the veterinary school where somewhat estranged, hellraiser sister Alexia (Ella Rumpf) is a second-year.

Before she’s even had time to unpack Justine and her fellow new recruits – including roommate Adrien (Rabah Naït Oufella) – are thrust into a series of bizarre, drawn-out hazing rituals. They eventually take a strange and terrible toll, as Justine strays from her principles and eats meat – raw rabbit kidney to be exact – for the very first time. It won’t be the last…

Raw – from Wednesday 10 January on Sky Cinema Premiere and Sky Cinema on demand.