Featured as part of:


  • Directed by Bertrand Bonello
  • Starring Louise Labeque, Julia Faure, Louis Garrel
  • BFI London Film Festival 2022
  • 2022 | 80mins | France | (15)

Tickets Are Only Available via BFI London Film Festival Website.


The dreams and nightmares of a teenager in lockdown are imagined in this darkly funny and nightmarish new film from Zombi Child (LFF 2019) director Bertrand Bonello.

Locked indoors, a teenage girl passes time in a state of limbo. She follows the channel of a mysterious YouTuber called Patricia Coma. FaceTime chats with girlfriends with whom she shares a passion for serial killers are interspersed with stop-motion animations of talking Barbie dolls and a VR perspective inside a terrifying forest; the juxtaposition of these elements creates an unsettling and disorienting observation on growing up in our troubled times. Where is the line between reality and an imagined world? Introduced by Bonello as letter to his 18-year-old daughter, Coma is a hugely creative, genre-bending and multi-layered film. The last entry in his trilogy on youth, it conveys the angst and guilt of living in a ‘sick’ world while conveying faith in the creative power of a younger generation. - Laure Bonville