Ravenous

Les affamés

Canada 2017
In French with English subtitles
96 min
For audiences aged 16 and above
Director: Robin Aubert
Screenplay: Robin Aubert
Cast: Marc-André Grondin, Monia Chokri, Brigitte Poupart, Luc Proulx, Charlotte St-Martin, Micheline Lanctôt
Production: Stéphanie Morrisette / Le Maison de Prod
Print Source: Alma Cinema

What makes “The Ravenous” so unique, arresting and ultimately quite moving is the allusive and elliptical style of Hubert’s storytelling, and his ability to smoothly maneuver through tonal shifts from pensive and regretful to horrific and hyperventilating. His is a film that suggests “Night of the Living Dead” as reimagined by Michelangelo Antonioni, with elements of “Zombieland” (including a clever variation of that dark comedy’s funniest gag) and Bresson’s “L’Argent” tossed in for good measure. Stretches of intense human interaction are interspersed with moments of low-key humor that are gentle, even sweet, and dramatically potent zombie assaults that are all the more jolting for their contrapuntal chaos and abruptness.

Joe Leydon, Variety

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