Zombi Child

Zombi Child

Original title: Zombi Child
Director: Bertrand Bonello
Cast: Louise Labeque, Wislanda Louimat, Katiana Milfort
Country: France
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 103
Language: French, Haitian, English
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: Playtime
Section: Planet Dark
Sponsors: Francouzský institut v Praze

Haiti, 1960s. A man rises from the dead and is sent in his “zombified” state to the hell of sugarcane plantation work. Today. A prestigious school in Paris for the children of the Legion of Honour members. A Haitian girl divulges a family secret to a group of new friends, without realizing what impact the peculiar story will have on them. Based on Haiti's tragic post-colonial history, this allegorical “zombie” horror was presented at Quinzaine de Réalisateurs in Cannes.

Bertrand Bonello

The French director got noticed with his first film Quelque chose d’organique (1998), presented at Berlin IFF. His works are often featured at major festivals – Le Pornographe (2001) in the Critics Week section in Cannes, De la guerre (2008) in the Quinzaine de Réalisateurs section, and biopic Saint Laurent (2014) in the main competition in Cannes IFF.

With support

Francouzský institut v Praze

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