30.09. - 09.10.2021

Zombi Child France 2019 | 103 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Bertrand Bonello

BERTRAND BONELLO (*1968) is seen as one of France’s most radical directors. Films like The Pornographer (2001), House of Tolerance (2011) and Nocturama (2016) all caused a stir on release. Zombi Child was shown at in Cannes in 2019 in the section Quinzaine de Réalisateurs.

rated for 0 + years
In his new film, Bertrand Bonello blends 1960s Haiti and present-day Paris to a surreal voodoo vision.  A film full of frenzy, both puzzling and enchanting. Haiti, 1962. A man dies after taking powder and is brought back to life by voodoo. From now on, he has to work as a slave on the island’s sugar cane plantations. Paris, 55 years later: at an elite boarding school, a girl with Haitian roots invites some classmates to a traditional initiation ritual – not anticipating that a lovesick friend will misuse the magic to try to put a spell on her boyfriend so that he never leaves her.

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Original title: Zombi Child
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French, Haitian Creole
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Bertrand Bonello
Screenplay: Bertrand Bonello
Cast: Louise Labèque, Wislanda Louimat, Katiana Milfort, Mackenson Bijou, Adilé David, Ninon François, Mathilde Riu, Patrick Boucheron, Néhémy Piere-Dahomey, Ginite Popote, Sayyid El Alami, Saadia Bentaieb
Producer: Bertrand Bonello, Judith Lou Lévy, Eve Robin
Director of Photography: Yves Cape
Music: Bertrand Bonello
Production Design: Katia Wyszkop
Editor: Anita Roth
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Grandfilm
World Sales: Playtime
Production: My New Picture; Les Films du Bal
Contact: Joris Boyer, Playtime:; Patrick Horn, Grandfilm:


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