Magazine article Screen International

Philippe Lacôte to Shoot 'Zama King' in 2018

Magazine article Screen International

Philippe Lacôte to Shoot 'Zama King' in 2018

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EXCLUSIVE: The film follows the Ivorian director's well-received debut Run.

Ivorian director Philippe Lacôte will shoot his second feature Zama King about a young Abidjan street bandit called Zama next year.

The film follows Lacôte's well-received debut Run, set against the backdrop of Ivory Coast's decade-long civil war, which premiered in Un Certain Regard in 2014.

Ivorian actor and Jim Jarmusch collaborator Isaach de Bankolé has signed up for a role in film and Abdoul Bah, who played the central character of Run in Lacôte's last film, will play 17-year-old Zama.

"We're gearing up to shoot in Abidjan in June 2018," Lacôte told Screendaily.

Ernest Konan's Abidjan-based Wassakara Productions and Delphine Jaquet's Paris-based Banshee Film are co-producing. …

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