Exclusive Zombi Child trailer from filmmaker Bertrand Bonello
ComingSoon.net has the exclusive official trailer for Film Movement’s genre mash-up movie Zombi Child, written and directed by Bertrand Bonello (Nocturama, Saint Laurent). Opening in New York City at Film at Lincoln Center and Quad Cinema on January 24, you can check out the trailer now in the player below!
Zombi Child injects history and politics into an unconventional cross-genre film. Opening in 1962 Haiti, the horror-fantasy follows the real-life story of Clairvius Narcisse (Mackenson Bijou), who falls dead on the street but is soon turned into a “zombi” when he is dug up from his grave and forced to work on a sugar-cane plantation.
Shifting to present-day Paris at the Légion d’honneur boarding school, a rebellious teen named Fanny (Louise Labèque) befriends Melissa (Wislanda Louimat), who moved to France when her parents died in the 2010 Haiti earthquake. After recruiting her into a secret literary sorority, Fanny learns of Melissa’s connection to Clairvius, and becomes obsessed with her new friend’s past and culture, soon doing the unthinkable: seeking out her voodoo mambo aunt to solve her recent heartbreak.
The movie stars Mackenson Bijou, Louise Labèque, Wislanda Louimat, Katiana Milfort, Adilé David, Ninon François, Mathilde Riu, and Ginite Popote.