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The Kings of the World
(Los reyes del mundo)

  •   Laura Mora
  •   Colombia, Norway, Luxembourg, Mexico, France

Streetwise teen Rá receives a long-awaited letter from the government certifying his rightful inheritance of family land snatched away decades earlier by paramilitary groups. Intoxicated by the prospect of a place to finally call home, he gathers his found family of brothers—five boys scavenging on the streets of Medellin—and together they embark on a journey across a landscape whose lush forests and inveigling mists conceal a pandemic of pervasive violence. Along the way, they encounter others inhabiting the margins of a society in turmoil, who alternatively offer lessons in courage and kindness, brutality and greed. Swinging between unbridled delirium and bitter reality, Roger Ebert Award-winning director Laura Mora’s (Killing Jesus) kaleidoscopic road movie follows an at-once surreal and perilous odyssey into the legacies of violence in contemporary Colombia.


58th Chicago International Film Festival Silver Hugo: Best Production Design. Learn more…

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International Competition Patron

Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum Family Foundation

Event Information

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

  •   103 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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