NIGHT OF THE KINGS (LA NUIT DES ROIS)
France, Sénégal, Ivory Coast, 2020, 93′
Director: Philippe Lacôte
Uloge: Bakary Koné, Steve Tientcheu, Jean Cyrille Digbeu, Rasmané Ouédraogo
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.
* THE NIGHT OF THE KINGS won the Golden Hugo Award for Best Photography and Best Sound at the Chicago International Film Festival last year, and the Artistic Achievement Award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival.