In this blend of history, fantasy and teen drama, Bertrand Bonello digs into the zombie myth through a double narrative: a Haitian who comes back to life in 1962 and two young students who meet at a modern-day boarding school.
In a quieter register than his recent Nocturama, Bertrand Bonello’s eighth film is a bold re-examination of the zombie figure. The French filmmaker juxtaposes the tale of Clairvius Narcisse, a Haitian who came back from the dead in 1962, with the story of two young students who bond at a girls’ boarding school 55 years later. Through the double narrative, the director of Saint-Laurent reinterprets the zombie myth by layering on a provocative yet necessary historical aspect. A...
| 103 minutes | 2019
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