A Couple of film lovers fainted after not being able to stomach the horrific scenes of the movie”Raw”.
Some movie goers at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival found the new cannibal film Raw hard to stomach, so much so that paramedics had to be called to the cinema.
Reports by Dailymail reveals that, Several people who attended the midnight screening of the ultra-graphic body-horror flick were said to have fainted and required medical attention.
Ryan Werner, who is in charge of the movie’s marketing in Toronto, told The Hollywood Reporter that an ambulance had to be summoned to the scene.
Hard to stomach as a couple of audience members at the Toronto Film Festival were taken away by ambulance after attending the premiere of the cannibal film Raw.
The French-language genre film, written and directed by first-time filmmaker Julie Ducournau, follows Justine, a young vegetarian veterinary student, played by Garance Marillier, who gradually turns to cannibalism after undergoing a grisly hazing ritual at school involving blood and raw liver.
‘The film became too much for a couple patrons,’ he said.
The much talked-about film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, where it won the FIPRESCI Critics’ Prize.
Speaking to IndieWire just before the Toronto Film Festival premiere of her visceral film, Ducournau said: ‘I want to hear this particular audience reacting. I want to see where they will be reacting. I am very curious. It’s like being judged by my peers, because myself, I am a huge genre and horror buff.’