Zombi Child

2019 film directed by Bertrand Bonello

Zombi Child is a 2019 French drama movie written and directed by Bertrand Bonello, based on the story of a supposed zombified man in Haiti, Clairvius Narcisse. The movie premiered in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.[5][6]

Zombi Child
Directed byBertrand Bonello
Written byBertrand Bonello
CinematographyYves Cape
Edited byAnita Roth
Music byBertrand Bonello
My New Pictures
Les Films du Bal
Distributed byAd Vitam
Release dates
  • 17 May 2019 (2019-05-17) (Cannes)
  • 12 June 2019 (2019-06-12) (France)
Running time
103 minutes
Box office$200,909[3][4]

Plot Edit

In 1962, a Haitian man is buried alive by white colonists, only to be brought back as an undead zombi slave. 55 years later, Fanny, a teenage girl starts a friendship with Mélissa, who moved from Haiti to France after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. After discovering that Mélissa's family is associated with voodoo culture, Fanny convinces Mélissa's aunt Katy (a mambo) to make a ritual to cure Fanny's heartbreak over a recent breakup. The ritual goes wrong and Fanny is possessed by Baron Samedi himself.

Cast Edit

  • Louise Labèque as Fanny
  • Wislanda Louimat as Mélissa
  • Mackenson Bijou as Clairvius
  • Katiana Milfort as Mambo Katy
  • Adilé David as Salomé
  • Ninon François as Romy
  • Mathilde Riu as Adèle
  • Patrick Boucheron as History teacher
  • Nehémy Pierre-Dahomey as Baron Samedi
  • Ginite Popote as Francina
  • Sayyid El Alami as Pablo
  • Saadia Bentaieb as Superintendent

References Edit

  1. Baronnet, Brigitte; Sardet, Yoann (14 May 2019). "The Dead Don't Die, Dernier Train pour Busan... 4 films de zombies passés par Cannes". AlloCiné (in French). Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  2. Lemercier, Fabien (9 May 2019). "Playtime all set to brandish Zombi Child and The Bare Necessity at Cannes". Cineuropa. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  3. "Zombi Child (2019)". The Numbers. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  4. "Zombi Child (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  5. Keslassy, Elsa (4 April 2019). "Cannes: 'Deerskin' With Jean Dujardin to Open Directors' Fortnight". Variety. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  6. Goodfellow, Melanie (23 April 2019). "Cannes Directors' Fortnight Unveils Genre-Heavy 2019 Selection". Screen International. Retrieved 15 July 2022.

Other websites Edit

Zombi Child on IMDb