Night of the Kings

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. Directed by Philippe Lacôte. (Ivory Coast, 2020, 93m)

Director(s)
Philippe Lacôte
Cast
Bakary Koné
Steve Tientcheu
Jean Cyrille Digbeu

“A spellbinding look at the storytelling’s power” – Polygon

“Magic… A captivating forum of endless potential” – Indiewire