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18A(18A)

Synopsis

Dir: Peter Strickland. Comedy/Drama. A writer (Makis Papadimitriou) suffering from gastrointestinal issues documents the residency of a food-based performance art collective (Asa Butterfield, Ariane Labed, Fatma Mohamed) commissioned by a controlling benefactor (Gwendoline Christie).

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of profanity
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and gun violence - some blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of butchery and cannibalism - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent breast and buttock nudity in a non-sexual, performance context
  • Frequent references to and portrayals of sexual activity, some in a group context - breast nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of and references to crude bodily functions, some in a performance context and some in a medical contexts - some detail
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Power and control
  • Performance and process
  • Appearance versus reality

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for violence, sexual content, disturbing content, and crude content

Classification date

July 19, 2022

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