PARCOURS "LA NUIT DES ROIS" / "NIGHT OF THE KINGS" ROUND
BEHIND THE PROJECT "NIGHT OF THE KINGS"
BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE "NIGHT OF THE KINGS" PROJECT
Director Gauthier Aboudaram
Cast Philippe Lacôte, Denis Lavant, Guilhem Caillard, Yanick Létourneau
Producer CINEMANIA / Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec / Bureau du Québec à Abidjan
With the assistance of Gauthier Aboudaram, CINEMANIA traces the origins of the ambitious project NIGHT OF THE KINGS – the second feature-length narrative directed by Franco-Ivorian director Philippe Lacôte. This never-before-seen documentary was produced specially for the 26th edition of the Festival. Join us behind the scenes of this wild ride, with footage from the set and statements from the artists who worked on the film, having formed a veritable "laboratory of Francophone expertise."
As the first co-production between Ivory Coast, Quebec, France and Senegal, NIGHT OF THE KINGS took time to make. From the Quebec team and the French actors without forgetting Laetitia Ky, an Ivory Coast artist: each of these individuals talk about their memories of making the film, and share the common feeling that they got to contribute to a major artistic venture.
⇢ Produced with the support of the MRIF and the Québec Government Office in Abidjan.
The Québec Government Office in Abidjan (BQA) is proud to support NIGHT OF THE KINGS since its pre-production phase. The assistance provided by the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) following the call for project proposals between Quebec and Côte d’Ivoire in 2018-2019 helped facilitate the scouting of filming locations with Quebec and Ivorian partners in the Spring of 2019. The BQA was able to provide the film with a great deal of visibility by setting up a booth at DISCOP in Abidjan in May of 2019, where it reached the largest African market in the audiovisual sector. Representatives of the Québec Government Office in Abidjan also had the honour of attending the film’s first “clap” in the seaside town of Grand-Bassam on September 17, 2019, in the presence of Quebec producer Yanick Létourneau and the Canadian ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire. At the end of the film shoot, the BQA teamed up with the MRIF to help promote the film in Quebec through CINEMANIA and in Côte d’Ivoire through support of Wassakara Productions.
⇢ In association with Banshee Films, Peripheria, Axia Films and la Commision Nationale de la Francophonie de Côte d'Ivoire