Sabu • Japan • 2013 • A clever satire of bourgeois Japanese society set in a futuristic Japan.
A futuristic Japan. Sara arrives at the Teramoto household where she will work as a domestic servant. Mysteriously scarred, she also comes with a set of instructions: do not feed her meat, and dispatch her with a pistol if necessary. While the Teramoto’s neighbors fear their mail-order zombie, the family learns to trust and accept her.
Shot in luminous black-and-white cinematography and with flashes of both violence and humor, Miss Zombie is a clever satire of bourgeois Japanese society. Cult-director Sabu’s film premiered at Sitges; Fantasporto, where it won Best Film; and Dhaka, where it won the Jury Prize for Best Screenplay.