Night of the Kings (La Nuit des Rois) 2020

Night of the Kings

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A restless and riveting fable, Night of Kings sees writer-director Philippe Lacôte in full command of his craft.

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Philippe Lacôte
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Philippe Lacôte
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Critic Reviews for Night of the Kings (La Nuit des Rois)

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (38) | Rotten (1)

  • An assured, energetic piece of epic filmmaking, one that celebrates how storytelling, oration, and folklore teach us about our past so we might change our present.

    December 30, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Philippe Lacôte's restless film - a rare United States release from Ivory Coast - braids together its struggles for survival to suggest an entire country fighting to emerge.

    December 30, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Night of the Kings is a riveting and radiant tribute to the power of storytelling, which gives voice to voiceless, humanity to the demonized, and hope to the hopeless.

    October 3, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Lacôte's film features stories within stories and can be downright confusing to follow , but is never less than mesmerizing.

    September 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • With this venture, Ivory Coast writer/director Philippe Lacôte firmly establishes his place among the greatest African filmmakers.

    September 22, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A stunning work.

    September 18, 2020 | Full Review…

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