Premiere: Zombi Child


From 26 August 2019




Garage Screen summer cinema
Premiere: Zombi ChildPremiere: Zombi Child


Voodoo magic invades a private school for girls from good families. In this playful and ironic take on the horror genre director Bertrand Bonello reflects on teenage frustrations, radically different cultures, and the dark colonial past of France.

Haiti, 1962: Voodoo shamans called “bocors” turn peasants into zombies and force them to work on sugarcane plantations. Paris, 2019: Melissa becomes the first black girl to be enrolled in a private girls’ school. Aiming to impress her new friends, she tells them an eerie story of her ancestors, not realizing that it will push one of her classmates to a terrible act.

While exploring the origins of zombie myths, author of Saint Laurent, House of Tolerance and Nocturama,Bertrand Bonello, also addresses France’s grim colonial past and the not always safe interpenetration of cultures. How do ancient traditions reveal themselves in the age of globalism and mass culture? Can we escape from our heritage, be it a voodoo cult or a “colonizer’s complex”? Wishing to find answers to these questions, Bonello mixes a dismal story of 1960s’ Haiti with a chamber thriller about modern-day youngsters, leading to a highly unpredictable result.

The world premiere took place within the Directors’ Fortnight at the 72ndCannes Film Festival

Показ организован совместно с «КиноПоиском».

Zombi Child
Director Bertrand Bonello
France, 2019. 103 min. 18+





Standard: 350 RUB
Student: 250 RUB*

 Garage Members: 175 RUB.


Concessions for pensioners, veterans, large families, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 175 RUB**

To book members’ tickets, call +7 (499) 345-10-00 or email Booked tickets must be paid for no later than 30 minutes before the screening.

Film will be shown in original language with Russian subtitles.
Screening accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.

* For students of 18 to 25 years old with student ID
** Please bring proof of eligibility