2:14 PM - Cannibalism the New Rage in Movies
It's been called the ultimate taboo. And this year, the subject of cannibalism has proved irresistible for directors at Cannes.
No fewer than five films screening at the festival feature cannibal themes, including Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon and Bruno Dumont's Slack Bay, which both are in competition. There's also Julia Ducournau's Raw, playing in Critics' Week, and Sang-ho Yeon's Train to Busan in the Midnight section.
With The BFG, Steven Spielberg didn't go nearly as far as Roald Dahl's classic book, which has the giants eating kids. Still, there was one scene — a dream sequence — in which Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is swallowed whole by Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement). The rest of the flesh-eating in the film, which screened out of competition, is implied.