- Directed by: Philippe Lacôte
- Cast: Bakary Koné, Steve Tientcheu
- Year: 2020
- Duration: 93min
- Certificate: 15
- Type: Film
In the infamous MACA prison, one inmate rules the rest of the population. When a newcomer arrives, he is almost immediately anointed “Roman” by the reigning king, Blackbeard, and tasked to entertain the inmates with his storytelling. But the king is sick and tensions are rising within MACA, and soon Roman realises, that much like Scheherezade, he must sustain his tale through the night if he wishes to survive and keep chaos at bay. NIGHT OF THE KINGS is a bold, imaginative and truly original film, that paints a complex portrait of life in prison and pays tribute to the Ivorian tradition of storytelling.
Thursday 5 August, 8.30pm
As part of their nationwide season “Who We Are”, film exhibition company We Are Parable will present an enhanced screening of Night Of The Kings on Thursday 5 August at 8.30pm. The screening will be followed by a specially recorded live and musical spoken word performance that focuses on the beauty and importance of storytelling in Black culture. [Duration 10mins]
Who We Are is supported by the British Film Institute and The National Lottery.