FFF19 Revenge

R18+ 103 mins

About the film

Release Date: Mar 28, 2019
Director: Coralie Fargeat
Actors: Guillaume Bouchede, Jean-Louis Tribes, Kevin Janssens, Matilda Lutz, Vincent Colombe
Feminist body horror doesn’t come more pronounced than Coralie Fargeat’s remarkably self-assured debut feature, Revenge, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival at the height of the Weinstein scandal and #metoo movement, and well and truly turns the ‘male gaze’ in cinema on its head.
It’s a weekend away at a desert hideaway for a group of wealthy, married and unsavoury men, although Richard (Kevin Janssens) has brought his empty-headed fling, Jen (Matilda Lutz), along for the ride. When his friends can’t control their lust, things become murderous. However, for these men – who’ve been used to getting away with everything – it looks as though they’ve finally met their match.
They say revenge is a dish best served cold but, in this case, Fargeat presents us with a hyper-saturated colour palette of bright sunlight, hot desert vistas and endless buckets of blood. Despite its ultra-violence, Revenge does not fail to mesmerise, right through to the big finale that makes all the gore so very worthwhile.

French and English with English subtitles

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