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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.

, Obala Slonovače, Kanada, Senegal France, Ivory Coast, Canada, Sénégal, 2020
Drama / Drama
Main Competition
Philippe Lacôte
Philippe Lacôte
Bakary Koné, Isaka Sawadogo, Steve Tientcheu, Rasmané Ouédraogo, Digbeu Jean Cyrille, Abdoul Karim Konaté, Anzian Marcel, Laetitia Ky, Denis Lavant
2020 – Venecija, Toronto, Rejkjavik, Njujork, Čikago, Busan, Sevilja, Singapur, Solun / Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Reykjavik International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Seville European Film Festival, Singapore International Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2021 - Sandens, Geteborg, Roterdam, Palm Springs / Sundance Film Festival, Göteborg Film Festival, International Film
Tobie Marier-Robitaille
Aube Foglia
Olivier Alary
Delphine Jaquet, Yanick Létourneau, Ernest Konan, Yoro Mbaye
Banshee Films, Wassakara s, Peripheria, Yennenga
Five Stars
2020 La nuit des rois / Night of the Kings / Noć kraljeva
2014 Run
2008 Chroniques de guerre en Côte d'Ivoire / Chronicles of War in the Ivory Coast / Hronike rata u Obali Slonovače (Documentary)
2007 Le passeur / The Messenger (Short)
2002 Cairo Hours / Sati u Kairu (Documentary)
2001 Affaire Libinski (Short)
1994 Somnambule (Short)
2020 - Toronto - nagrada “Amplify Voices”; Čikago - “Zlatni Hjugo” za najbolju fotografiju i najbolji zvuk; Solun - nagrada za umetnička dostignuća / Toronto International Film Festival - Amplify Voices Award (Philippe Lacôte); Chicago International Film Festival - Silver Hugo for Best (Tobie Marier-Robitaille), Silver Hugo for Best Sound (Pierre-Jules Audet, Emmanuel Croset); Thessaloniki Film Festival - Artistic Achievement Award (Philippe Lacôte)
2021 - Roterdam - nagrada žirija mladih; Palm Spring - titula “Reditelj koji obećava” / International Film Festival Rotterdam - Youth Jury Award; Palm Springs International Film Festival - Directors to Watch (Philippe Lacôte)


11. May

Time: 16:30
Price: 400 RSD
Kombank dvorana, Hall 1

12. May

Time: 09:00
Price: 250 RSD
Kombank dvorana, Hall 1

13. May

Time: 11:00
Price: 250 RSD
Cineplexx Galerija Belgrade - Hall 3


Philippe Lacôte grew up in Abidjan near a movie theater called "Le Magic". In 1989 he was a reporter for the radio with a series of sound portraits on the fall of the Berlin Wall. Later he made his first short films (The Messenger, Affaire Libinski) shown in several international festivals. Alongside these very narrative fictions he developed since 2002 a documentary work with films written in the first person (Cairo Hours, Chronicles of War in the Ivory Coast). His first feature film Run (Cannes 2014, Un Certain Regard) is the junction of these two approaches.

Ancient tradition fuses with modern struggles in a prison in Ivory Coast.

Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times

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