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Cinematheque at Home: Zombi Child

Plays May 15 - 29
Directed by Bertrand Bonello
2019, France, 103 min
French, Creole, and English with subtitles

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.


Cinematheque at Home – curated by the Cinematheque – will offer new theatrical releases every week which our audiences can pay to stream through our website (by clicking the ‘buy tickets’ button). This is not only an opportunity for our patrons to see new cinema, but is an important way that they can continue to support independent film during this pandemic.

Reviews

Bonello's electrifying folklore gets under your skin, with the audacious and cunning mystique of a magician who always has one more trick prepared.
- Ella Kemp, Little White Lies
Zombi Child seeks to interrogate the bitter legacy of French colonialism, from its brutal applications in the past to its spiritual and psychological reverberations in the present.
- Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
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