5 Female Directors on Why They Love Horror Movies

Julia Ducournau’s full-length narrative debut, Raw, stunned audiences at Cannes, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize, and at the Toronto Film Festival, where a handful of hardened Midnight Madness attendees reportedly fainted.

Young Justine (Garance Marillier) is a lifelong vegetarian and a virgin when she arrives at vet school, but a weird hazing ritual involving raw meat triggers an alarming change in her body, which suddenly craves all sorts of things it’s never wanted before. It’s a powerful metaphor for primal desires and the wildness of female sexuality.

Ducournau said her attraction to horror movies began when she was little. “These kinds of movies gave me answers about the meaning of life and mortality,” she says. Her main interest lies not so much in the female experience of horror or why the female body is the site of such fascination — despite the rich fodder her film offers — but “a reflection about [the] human condition and the dark side in humanity.”

Essential read over at NY Mag

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