YOUR FLESH, YOUR CURSE (Unrated), 2017
Dir. Kasper Juhl, Denmark, 100 mins
When young drug addict Juliet White dies, she doesn’t find herself in hell but somewhere far worse. Forced to relive the traumas and abuse of her days on earth, guided by a mysterious masked figure, Juliet must not only endure but find something new in her suffering. Visually stunning and superbly acted, Your Flesh, Your Curse is extreme horror with a strong arthouse flavour, a movie challenging and rewarding in equal measure.
Film Gutter says: Having already made a huge splash with his previous offerings A God Without a Universe and Madness of Many, this talented young director has delivered his magnum opus with Your Flesh, Your Curse. This is everything I want in an extreme horror film – brutal and unflinching whilst still being beautiful, with an abstract style and a powerful message to boot. For me this was one of the very best films of 2017, calling to mind the work of another favourite name of mine, Lars Von Trier, and if you’re a fan of his work – particularly something like Antichrist – then this is a movie you’re sure to get something out of.