Philippe Lacôte grew up in Abidjan near a movie theater called "Le Magic". In 1989 he was 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". They were shown in 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" (2013), is at the junction of these two approaches.
In 2020, his second feature film LA NUIT DES ROIS World Premiered at the 77th Venice Film Festival, in the official "Orizzonti" competition.
Updated by Thierno Dia, on 06 Sept 2021.