"A neo-Lynchian slow burn masterpiece that will wow those willing to embark on its tumultuous journey." - Cédric Succivalli, International Cinephile Society

"Bertrand Bonello offers up a spellbinding experimental film, a handcrafted work of creative genius....It is an invisible, poetic, philosophico-chaotic map that Bertrand Bonello draws in COMA, an immersive experience of recentering of the self between life and death, a fragmentary essay about change, an indirect portrait of a young generation suffering, a cryptic dispatch of coded messages preparing for dawn at the heart of the cannibalistic night of the world." - Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

"Bertrand Bonello’s COMA might be understood as a fascinating update of David Cronenberg’s body horror classic VIDEODROME, addressing the corporeal, psychological, and existential crises of our hypermediated age." - Pat Brown, Slant Magazine

Opens June 7 | When the world locks down, an eighteen-year-old girl’s life is placed on hold. Isolated in her bedroom, she turns to the internet and falls under the spell of the enigmatic blogger Patricia Coma, and the lines between reality and fantasy begin to blur. Bertrand Bonello’s (BEAST, ZOMBI CHILD, NOCTURAMA) “neo-Lynchian slow burn masterpiece” (International Cinephile Society) is a dreamy commentary on the nightmares that dominated 2020: COVID, social media influencers, Zoom, loneliness, etc. Combining live-action footage, animation, and abstract media art, COMA bravely explores our modern day anxieties, and surprisingly, refreshingly, delivers a visually exquisite message of hope. Film Center exclusive. 

Awards & Nominations

Winner -  FIPRESCI Prize, Encounters, Berlin Film Festival
Nominated - Best Picture, International Cinephile Society
Official Selection - New York Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu