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Night of the Kings at NYFF58

Image: "Night of the Kings" by Philippe Lacôte

Last fall, the New York Film Festival was forced to adapt to the extraordinary circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, with its screenings taking place virtually and at drive-in theaters across the city… but not in cinemas, of course. Now that it’s possible to hold in-theater screenings in New York City again, we thought it only right to bring back much of the NYFF58 lineup to be screened and seen as these films were meant to be. So, this summer, join Film at Lincoln Center in the air-conditioned darkness of the Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center to see these films writ large in a special series of encore screenings of 33 titles from NYFF58.


This year, the French film Night of the Kings by Philippe Lacôte will be screened from June 28 to July 2.

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.

NIGHT OF THE KINGS (2020)

Director: Philippe Lacôte
Languages: In Dioula, French, and Ivorian slang English subtitles
Runtime: 93 min
Distributor: Neon

Big Screen Summer: NYFF58 Redux is sponsored by: MUBI

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