Night of the Kings Gets UK Cinema Release Date
Ivory Coast's official submission for the 2021 Academy Awards, the acclaimed film has already received high praise from audiences at Venice International Film Festival and New York Film Festival.
It follows a young inmate named Roman (first-timer Koné Bakary) who takes part in a storytelling ritual just as a violent battle for control bubbles to the surface. Finding out that his life is under threat, Roman tries to keep his story going for as long as possible, hoping that will be enough to ensure his safety.
Variety has described the powerful film as "mesmerising", while Cinevue said it "soars far and wide with spirit, invention and imagination".
Film fans in the UK will get the chance to check out the movie for themselves on 23 July.