Les Amours D'un Zombi (The Loves of a Zombie or Can a Zombie Be President?)
Director: Arnold Antonin, 2010.
Haiti, 90 minutes.
French and Haitian Creole with English subtitles.
An absurd and darkly funny comedy, Zombi begins as a love story. Following a young cab driver who has fallen for a young woman, she is married away to another man and the dramatic tale of star crossed lovers begins. Meeting in secret they are discovered by the woman's husband and the young man is murdered only to brought back from the dead as a zombie. Now a member of the undead, the man professes his love on television and becomes a media spectacle capturing the fascination of the nation and the attention of a political machine that would have the young zombie campaign to be the next democratically elected president.
Presented with the assistance of ArnoldAntoninFilms.com, Zombi is an over the top, absolutely wild ride that may actually serve as a welcome respite from the absurdity of the current election season.