Film Countries Archives: Côte d'Ivoire

Night of the Kings La nuit des rois

  Philippe Lacôte

  Côte d'Ivoire, France, Canada, Senegal 93 minutes

Watch Info

  Virtual SOLD OUT

This film will screen virtually in four-hour blocks:
Sunday, October 18 at 2pm-6pm CT, Wednesday, October 21 at 7pm-11pm CT, and
Sunday, October 25 from 4-8pm CT
in the Midwestern United States (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri).


A young man is sent to “La Maca,” a prison in the middle of the Ivorian forest ruled by its inmates. As tradition goes with the rising of the red moon, he is designated by the Boss to be the new “Roman” and must tell a story to the other prisoners. Learning what fate awaits him, he begins to narrate the mystical life of the legendary outlaw named “Zama King” and has no choice but to make his story last until dawn.

“This captivating hybrid of a movie mixes fairy-tale and storytelling elements with a vividly drawn backdrop of heightened realism… and relies on images and sounds as much as the human voice to tell its multiple stories.” -Hollywood Reporter

 Dioula, French, Nouchi with subtitles 



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