September 12: NIGHT OF THE KINGS (Philippe Lacôte; 2020)

5pm | Sunday, September 12, 2021. | Alliance Française Lagos, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi | Free Entry. RSVP

Philippe Lacôte’s NIGHT OF THE KINGS (La nuit des rois) is an outstanding blend of film, music, and theatre.
Set in a violent prison, the film is in many ways a metaphor for Côte d’Ivoire and draws strongly from its traditional and contemporary histories.
We look forward to presenting this remarkable picture on Sunday, September 12 at Alliance Française de Lagos / Mike Adenuga Centre.
Entry is free! Remember to RSVP and arrive on time to secure your seat.
No face mask, no entry. Social distancing guidelines will also be in place.
This screening is organised in collaboration with the Alliance Française Lagos and the Institut français du Nigeria.

MACA, an Abidjan Prison is one of the most overcrowded in West Africa. Aging and sick, Blackbeard’s position is increasingly contested. To retain his power, he returns to the tradition of “Roman”, a ritual that involves forcing a prisoner to tell stories all night long. A young pickpocket is appointed. “Roman” does not know how to narrate a story but he is haunted by only one story, that of the chief “microbe” Zama King…

Drama, Fantasy
Running time: 93mins

Language(s): French, Dyula
Director: Philippe Lacôte

Writer: Delphine Jaquet & Philippe Lacôte
Starring: Bakary Kone, Issaka Sawadogo, Laetitia Ky, Denis Lavant, Rasmané Ouédraogo
Filming Location: Côte d’Ivoire

Watch the trailer for NIGHT OF THE KINGS/La nuit des rois