Justine, a.k.a. Junior, is a 13-year-old tomboy with pimples and her own brand of humor. She’s just a tad misogynous. After being diagnosed with stomach flu, Junior’s body undergoes a bizarre metamorphosis.
Julia Ducournau’s audacious debut short ingeniously uses body horror to peel away layers of adolescent anxieties, revealing a deep empathy for the physical and mental changes endured by teenage girls. Garance Marillier, who would soon triumph in Raw, charms with her spiky yet endearing performance.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Federico Fellini, 1963, Italy
Richard Kelly, 2001, United States
Wim Wenders, 1987, West Germany
Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1991, France
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Jean-Pierre Jeunet,Marc Caro, 1991, France
Chris Marker, 1962, France
Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953, Japan