This raw and energetic film is a unique experience bursting of creativity. When a shy young man arrives at Ivorian Maca Prison, where the inmates rule, the Boss orders him to become the next ‘Roman’: the storyteller. He soon finds out that it is a matter of life and death.
Night of the Kings is available On Demand until Monday 26 April 01:00.
The jury describes Night of the Kings as “a beautiful, haunting and poetic feature film that centers on the infamous MACA prison in Abidjan, Cotes d’Ivoire, where the prisoners run the prison, while the guards look on like an audience watching a theater production.” It’s not only praised by the jury because it is an important story about power: “The performances are outstanding. The movie has an epic feel. Like any truly good story, it stays with you and lingers in the imagination.”
Quo Vadis, Aida? has been pointed as the runner-up and was praised as “perhaps the most effective portrayal of the Srebrenica Genocide made to date”.
The Camera Justitia jury consists of: