Night of the Kings

Director: Philippe Lacôte Run Time: 93 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2021 Language: French

Starring: Bakary Koné, Denis Lavant, Jean Cyrille Digbeu, Steve Tientcheu

This film took the festival scene by storm in 2020 and we are excited to bring it back and show it on the big-screen in all of its glory. Set in ‘La Maca,’ a prison on the Ivory Coast, NIGHT OF KINGS defies description. As part of an elaborate political move by the current prison leader, a young man, the newest inmate, is chosen to entertain his fellow prisoners with a story during their Red Moon ritual, or face death. His story holds other stories, and both the cinemagoer, and the audience within the film will be transfixed and transported.

“This is a film steeped in myth and ritual, besotted with secrets, history, and imagination — with a clear eye on the Ivory Coast’s politics.” – K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone

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