From the country that gave us steak tartare comes a grisly tale of female sexuality and cannibalism, famous for inducing fainting among audiences at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Sixteen-year-old Justine (Garance Marillier) is a shy, vegetarian student at a veterinary college, where she finds herself in the shadow of her distant and dismissive older sister Alexia (Ella Rumpf). When Justine develops an insatiable lust for flesh as the result of a gruesome hazing ritual, this grisly and gory tale of a cannibalistic coming-of-age quickly turns into a bold and bloody exploration of womanhood. (Note adapted from Toronto International Film Festival.) DIR/SCR Julia Ducournau; PROD Jean des Forêts. France/Belgium, 2016, color, 99 min. In French with English subtitles. RATED R
AFI Member passes accepted.