Zombi Child

Nominee
Queer Palm
Cannes Film Festival
Nominee
Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Prize
San Sebastián International Film Festival
'Zombi Child' peels back centuries of racist stereotypes to rescue Voodoo from the stuff of black magic and portray it instead as a kind of communion.

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Zombi Child

The latest from French master Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, Nocturama), Zombi Child is an “audacious & cunning” (Little White Lies) new take on classic horror tropes that “poses timely and provocative questions...a zombi drama that’s not undead but bracingly alive" (Screen Daily).

Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. In Paris, 55 years later, at a prestigious all-girls boarding school, Melissa, a young Haitian teenager, confesses an old family secret to a group of new friends, never imagining that this strange tale will convince a heartbroken classmate to do the unthinkable.
Not Rated
Genre
Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Runtime
103
Language
English, French, Haitian, Creole
Director
Bertrand Bonello
Writer(s)
Bertrand Bonello
Cast
Katiana Milfort, Mackenson Bijou, Ninon François
Awards:
Nominee, Queer Palm, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Prize, San Sebastián International Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Ella Kemp, Little White Lies

he dead may have been walking among the living for decades without causing a stir. They move and they moan, their bodies work and their eyes see, but they do not feel. These people are real, and for greed or for honour, they have been zombified, forced to partially die before their time, and to ...

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