WIFF | FILMS

RAVENOUS, THE (LES AFFAMES)

Review

Director:

Robin Aubert

Genre:

Horror

Country:

Canada

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2017

Language:

French

Runtime:

100 Minutes

Description:

A remote village in Quebec is terrorized by a flesh-eating plague.  We are  introduced to the principal characters in a casual, almost cinema-verité style. They include a well-to-do woman; a young farm boy who has killed his parents; a strangely silent hipster with a suspicious wound that just won't heal; and the presumptive hero, Bonin, who has acclimatized to the apocalypse very quickly and may be the only one with a belief in a future.

The Quebec countryside is a playground for a cultural and historical id, where a society's most sinister impulses and most repressed traumas enjoy free rein. Ravenous is partly about politics and partly about the fear of the masses overpowering individuals and minorities, something that can happen even in the most sedate and beautiful locations.

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