Zombi Child

by Bertrand Bonello
19.08.20 – 09.09.20

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 the prestigious Légion d’honneur boarding school, a Haitian girl 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.

Wednesday 19.08.20
Sunday 23.08.20
Wednesday 09.09.20

About the filmmaker

Bertrand Bonello (b. 1968, Nice) began a career in music before turning to cinema and directing. His first feature film, Something Organic was presented at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival. He followed up with the feature films The Pornographer (2001), Tiresia (2003) and On War (2008). Three years later, his feature film House of Tolerance made Cannes’ official selection; praised by the critics, it received eight nominations for the French César awards. In 2014, he directed Saint Laurent, which also was selected in official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie represented France at the academy awards and received ten César nominations. The same year, he exhibited at the Pompidou Center, which dedicated a film retrospective to his work, and released a music album. In 2016, he released Nocturama, his seventh feature film.

Zombi Child
Bertrand Bonello
France, Haiti
1 hour 46 min
French, Haitian and English with English subtitles