Night of the Kings

  • Philippe Lacôte
  • France, Côte d'Ivoire, Canada, Senegal
  • 2020
  • 93'

A young man is sent to La Maca, a prison in the middle a forrest on the Ivory Coast, ruled by its inmates. As tradition goes, with the rising of the red moon, the prison Boss designates him to be the storyteller to the other prisoners for the night. Learning what fate awaits him once the story is over, he begins to narrate the mystical life of the legendary outlaw named Zama King and decides to make the story last until dawn. This dinamic and visually impressive drama screened at last year’s Venice and Toronto festivals.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Philippe Lacôte

Philippe Lacôte grew up in Abidjan, the economic capital of the Ivory Coast. Prior to his film career, he worked as a radio reporter. In 2008, he made the short film Chronicles of War in the Ivory Coast (2008), which deals with the recent history of his country. His feature debut, Run (2014), screened in Un Certain Regard at Cannes. Night of the Kings (2020) has screened at festivals in Venice and Toronto.

Night of the Kings

Philippe Lacôte
Philippe Lacôte
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Banshee Films, Wassakara Productions, Peripheria, Yennenga Production
Festivals & Awards
Venice Int'l Film Festival 2020; Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2020; Mediterranean Film Festival Split 2021

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