Night of the Kings Review: Visually Stunning Fantasy
Unexpected moments of visual poetry that are captured by Quebec-born cinematographer Tobie Marier Robitaille
Navigating the grungy halls in glorious widescreen, DP Tobie Marier Robitaille imbues these spaces with restless energy, lighting his characters so they glow bronze in group settings or cool blue in the shadows.
We learn to navigate this secluded underworld not just through the script’s terse dollops of exposition but also through the athletic movements of Tobie Marier-Robitaille’s camera, snaking through grotty rooms and hallways packed with prisoners.
Cinematographer Tobie Marier Robitaille, brilliantly captures the intensity of the evening, letting the eerie hues of the blood moon accentuate the stakes in Roman’s tale
King’s fantastic life, shot by cinematographer Tobie Marier-Robitaille in lush, warm hues, couldn’t be more different from the dark, dank confines of La MACA.
Night of the Kings is one of the best-looking films of TIFF this year.
Cinematographer Tobie Marier Robitaille captures the beauty of the prison’s grime with as much reverence as his camera and lighting trace the glistening bodies of the dancers sliding across the floor. The darkness of night is expertly punctuated by the glitter of a transgender prisoner’s glittery costume; shadows overwhelm the corners in la MACA, but the light seems to always know exactly where to breakthrough to evoke the maximum amount of energy in the motion of the men and their words and songs.