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LEO Youth Film Club: Zombi Child

by Bertrand Bonello
Thursday 27.08.20

Welcome to a brand new edition of our LEO Youth Film Club. This time we are screening the movie Zombi Child from 2019. Please note that the film is suitable for audiences 16 years and over.

About the film

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.

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.

About LEO Filmklubb

LEO shows specially picked films for young film enthusiasts between the ages of 13 and 18. Are you over 18? Bring a member from the target group and get free entrance!

In order to watch a LEO film, you have to be a member. The membership costs 25,- for the autumn term, you may purchase it here. In addition, every screening costs 50,-. Click here to purchase a ticket.

LEO Youth Film Club is supported by Bergesenstiftelsen, Sparebankstiftelsen and Kulturrådet.

Are you between 13 and 18 years old and make movies yourself or would like to join in choosing films for the film club, send an e-mail to: leo@kunstnerneshus.no