France-Belgium. Direction: Julia Ducournau. Production: Jean des Forêts, Julie Gayet, Nadia Turincev, Jean-Yves Roubin, Cassandre Warnauts / Petit Film, Rouge International, Frakas Productions. Screenplay: Julia Ducournau. Photography: Ruben Impens. Music: Jim Williams. Edition: Jean-Christophe Bouzy. Cast: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Naït Oufella, Joanna Preiss, Laurent Lucas. Running time: 98 min
LANGUAGE: French / SUBTITLES: Spanish
Herschell Gordon Lewis, demiurge and pioneer of gore, passed away last September 26, 2016. 2,000, 200,000, 2,000,000 of us maniacs wept for him, venerated him and devoured his memory and guts. This is why we are gathering at the Principal to say the last peak in any cannibal Holocaust. The film that knocked out the audience at Cannes, stunning the rest. The winner of the Critic's Wee, receiving the Fipresci award. The film is directed with bloody intelligence and aesthetics by a thirty-something newcomer named Julia Ducournau. The soundtrack is signed by Ben Wheatley's favourite composer, Jim Williams. This film's main character, a vegan but undergoing a transformation, is named the same as one of Marquis of Sade's heroines: Justine.