For want of a better word, this is a raw coming-of-age tale of a young vetenarian. Eschewing conventions, and graphic in the extreme, Julia Ducournau's debut feature is unflinching and well-crafted, as we follow the character of Justine through the rituals of her first year at Vetenary college.
The punchy score supports the story-telling well, and there are notes of Jonathan Glazer in some of the more distant moments. Personally, I'd be interested in a re-edt to save and early reveal for a more impactful point in the film, and the ending could have been a lot subtler. However, as black comedies go, this is edifying stuff.