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From Zombies to Cannibalism: Finding Humanity in Julia Ducournau’s Raw (VIDEO ESSAY)

From Zombies to Cannibalism: Finding Humanity in Julia Ducournau’s Raw (VIDEO ESSAY)

READ ME is a platform for female-led writing on film hosted by Girls on Tops. Louisa Maycock (@louisamaycock) is Commissioning Editor and Ella Kemp (@efekemp) is Contributing Editor.

Grace Lee searches for meaning amid the so-called monstrosity of this superlative 2017 horror.

In collaboration with Little White Lies , we’re pleased to present a new video essay by emerging filmmaker and animator Grace Lee, whose brilliant The Baths was featured as part of this year’s Random Acts shorts programme.

Lee is also a talented video essayist, and her most recent work is a fascinating dissection of French writer/director Julia Ducournau’s subversive 2017 feature RAW.

The video begins by examining the cultural shift from ghosts to zombies to cannibals, with Lee then focusing on the central metaphor of Ducournau’s film – a young woman learning about identity, desire and love, through the consumption of human flesh.

Watch the full video essay below & share your thoughts with us @girlsontopstees

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