DVD, Digital Release: Zombi Child

Digital & DVD Release Date: May 19, 2020
Price: DVD $19.99
Studio: Film Movement

Zombi Child, from director Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent) injects history and politics into an unconventional cross-genre horror-fantasy film.

The film follows the real-life story of Clairvius Narcisse (Mackenson Bijou), who falls dead on the street in 1962 Haiti, 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 DVD edition of the critically well-received Zombi Child includes the following bonuses:

  • Audio commentary by director Bertrand Bonello
  • Bonus Short Film– Child of the Sky (Directed by Phillip Montgomery | United Kingdom | 16 minutes) – A young woman waked up in the desert, lost and cold. She is summoned by a powerful force to a strange woman who takes her in – but there is a price.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.