Prominent Women Directors

One great thing that seems to happen more often in independent film is seeing more successful film from women directors. As was the case from MonsterFest where one of the top awards was awarded to Julia Ducournau, director of one of the most fascinating films to be shown at MonsterFest, RAW. This wasn’t the first time the film has been showed though and certainly not the last. From the festivals site :

“RAW made its World Premiere in Cannes Critics Week where it won the coveted FIPRESCI Prize, and left audiences aghast with some of the most shocking and powerful on-screen imagery since Gaspar Noe’s IRREVERSIBLE. The atmosphere in the cinema that day was one of the most electric the Monster team had ever witnessed – from the start we could sense a nervous anticipation n the room, and then, from the very first scene, it kicks you in the head with a power that is raw and fierce. RAW is one of the finest directorial debuts in the genre space in a long time, it tells the story of a teenage girl who joins her sister at a prestigious veterinary college, and is forced to partake in a hazing ritual that sees her defying her vegan upbringing by consuming raw rabbit liver.”

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