P​hilippe Lacôte

Philippe Lacôte


Philippe Lacote grew up in Abidjan near a movie theater called “Le Magic”. In 1989 he started as a radio reporter with a series of sound portraits on the fall of the Berlin Wall. Later, he made his first short films, The Messenger and Affaire Libinski, which were shown at several international festivals. Alongside these narrative-driven fictions, he has developed, since 2002, documentary work through films written in the first person (Cairo Hours, Chronicles of War in the Ivory Coast). His first feature film, Run, is at the junction of these two approaches. Run won the Jerusalem Film Lab Award and was presented at the Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.


2020 - Night of the Kings
2018 - Slavery Routes (TV Mini-Series documentary) (3 episodes)

  • De 1789 à 1888: Les nouvelles frontières de l'esclavage
  • 1620 - 1789: Du sucre à la révolte
  • 1375 - 1620: Pour tout l'or du monde

2014 - Run
2013 - To Repel Ghosts A Short Film About Jean-Michel Basquiat in Cote d'Ivoire (Documentary short)
2013 - African Metropolis
2013 - To Repel Ghosts (Short)
2008 - Chronicles of War in the Ivory Coast (Documentary)
2007 - Le passeur (Short)
2002 - Cairo Hours (Documentary)
2001 - Affaire Libinski (Short)
1994 - Somnambule (Short)

Kvikmyndir leikstjórans á RIFF

Night of the Kings
New Visions
Year: 2020
A young man is sent to “La Maca,” a prison in the middle of the Ivorian forest...