‘Raw’ Director Julia Ducournau Returns With Secretive Second Film Picked Up by NEON

IndieWire | 9/10/2019 | Staff
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The brilliant mind behind “Raw,” the most soulful cannibalistic body horror of recent memory, has been hard at work on her second film. Though plot details are being kept under wraps, powerhouse indie distributor Neon has acquired North American rights to “Titane,” the second feature film to be written and directed by Ducournau. The filmmaker burst onto the scene with the 2017 release of “Raw,” which won the coveted FIPRESCI prize for its debut at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival before hitting theaters. “Raw” grossed $3 million worldwide, an impressive feat for a small art-horror from a first-time filmmaker. “Raw” became one of the most talked about horror films of the year, as audiences went gaga for Ducournau’s provocative feminism and David Cronenberg-esque style.

“Raw” follows a young student (Garance Marillier) who discovers some uncomfortable truths about herself (and the world) when she heads off to vet school. A longtime vegetarian, Marillier’s Justine is forced to consume meat for the first time during a revolting hazing ritual, and is shocked to discover how much she likes the taste of flesh. As Justine’s hunger for consuming meat grows, so does her desire for...
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