Zombi Child

New York Times Critics' Pick
103 mins.
Directed by Bertrand Bonello
NR
English, Creole, and French with subtitles
2019

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.

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).


"A scintillating act of discretion... the movie revisits Haiti throughout, time-tripping all the way, as its modern tale puts a genre spin on the theme of cultural appropriation." Glenn Kenny. A New York Times Critic's Pick!