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Night of the Kings
La nuit des rois
2020 Côte d’Ivoire, France, Canada, Senegal 93 min N-13
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Deep in the Ivory Coast forest lies La MACA – the only prison in the world run by its inmates. According to tradition, the prison leader whose health starts to wane must relinquish his life and the throne to a new "dangoro". On the fateful evening of the red moon, the ailing leader names a new inmate Roman – the storyteller tasked with recounting tales of wonder to the prison population. As dawn approaches, Roman will have to weave timeless stories to save his own life and maintain the prison's balance of power.

"Drawing inspiration from the oral tradition of African griots, Philippe Lacôte turns a prison drama into an original, gritty modern-day Scheherazade tale. One of this year's stand-out films from Venice, "Night of the Kings" is a visually-rich, enchanting ode to the fantastical power of cinema-as-storytelling." (Andrei Tănăsescu)
Filmography
2014 – Bėglys / Run
2013 – Afrikos metropolis / African Metropolis
2013 – Vaiduoklių atbaidymas (trumpametražis) / To Repel Ghosts (short)
2008 – Karo Dramblio Kaulo Krante kronikos / Chronicles of War in the Ivory Coast
2007 – Pasiuntinys (trumpametražis) / Le passeur (short)
2002 – Kairo valandos / Cairo Hours
2001 – Libinski byla (trumpametražis) / Affaire Libinski (short)
1994 – Nakviša (trumpametražis) / Somnambule (short)

7.6
Total votes: 76
Director(s) - Philippe Lacôte
Screenwriter(s) - Philippe Lacôte
Actors - Koné Bakary, Steve Tientcheu, Rasmané Ouédraogo, Denis Lavant, Issaka Sawadogo, Digbeu Jean Cyrille, Abdoul Karim Konaté, Anzian Marcel, Laetitia Ky
Producer(s) - Delphine Jaquet, Yanick Létourneau, Ernest Konan, Yoro Mbaye
Cinematographer - Tobie Marier Robitaille
Editor(s) - Aube Foglia
Sound - Pierre-Jules Audet, Emmanuel Croset
Composer(s) - Olivier Alary
Sales agent - Memento Films International (mfi)
Distributor -
Production company -
Translation - Julius Žemkauskas
Dialogues - French
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
Filmography
2014 – Bėglys / Run
2013 – Afrikos metropolis / African Metropolis
2013 – Vaiduoklių atbaidymas (trumpametražis) / To Repel Ghosts (short)
2008 – Karo Dramblio Kaulo Krante kronikos / Chronicles of War in the Ivory Coast
2007 – Pasiuntinys (trumpametražis) / Le passeur (short)
2002 – Kairo valandos / Cairo Hours
2001 – Libinski byla (trumpametražis) / Affaire Libinski (short)
1994 – Nakviša (trumpametražis) / Somnambule (short)

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