From Filmekimi


Bonello and Miike at Filmekimi!

Directed by Betrand Bonello, ZOMBI CHILD begins at Haitian fields and continues 55 years later, in Paris, at a prestigious boarding school.

Inspired from the “real story” of Clairvius Narcisse, a Haitian slave who returned from the dead, ZOMBI CHILD premiered at Cannes within the Directors Fortnight section. Bertrand Bonello’s previous films “Saint Laurent” and “Nocturama” were both screened at the Istanbul Film Festival and Filmekimi.

One of the most controversial and prolific creators of film, Takashi Miike’s latest film is his 90th in 30 years of his career. FIRST LOVE was presented at Cannes within the Directors' Fortnight. Miike this time delves into the underbelly of action-suspense-yakuzaland and follows an unlikely couple through a single night in Tokyo. First Love follows Leo, a down-on-his-luck young boxer and his “first love,” Monica, an innocent call girl, as they are pursued through the night by villains. This pulp fiction is very vibrant, very entertaining, and very violent with gangster and film noir elements mashed up with gore, comedic relief, ghosts, and even an animation sequence.

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