Night of the Kings

France/Côte d’Ivoire/Canada/Senegal, 93m, DCP

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Screened March 5–18, 2021

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.

In French and Dyula with English subtitles

Official Selection: Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival

The Ivory Coast’s entry for the Best International Feature Film Academy Award  


Thursday: 7.30pm


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A film by Philippe Lacôte

Philippe Lacôte’s restless film — a rare United States release from Ivory Coast — braids together its struggles for survival to suggest an entire country fighting to emerge.” 

Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times