The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival


Sink your teeth into Raw, a critically-acclaimed horror film from Julia Ducournau that premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Raised as a vegetarian from birth, young Justine is sent off to school to study to become a veterinarian. Joining her big sister Alexia at the school, she finds herself in a strange community of bizarre traditions and hazing rituals. As part of these rituals, Justine is forced to eat raw rabbit kidneys. Much to her surprise, she finds the taste to her liking, and develops an appetite for raw flesh wherever she can get it…

A darling of the European film festival circuit, Raw is a graphic but compelling coming of age story.

Presented with support from UniFrance.


“It often takes decades for filmmakers to strike the right sense of balance Ducournau has achieved with Raw, and she is a director and writer with a formidable grasp.” — Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, The Blue Lenses

“Directed with the same cross-genre dexterity as Kathryn Bigelow’s seminal vampire western Near Dark, Raw is a thrillingly confident and vigorously executed work.” — Mark Kermode, The Observer (UK)

“A sizzlingly sexy and dazzlingly stylish cannibalistic tale which gives the viewer plenty to chew on.” — Rob Aldam, Backseat Mafia