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Films

Atlantique

Director(s)
Mati Diop
Country
France
Senegal
Belgium
Year
2019
Language
Wolof and French with English subtitles
Duration
104 min

Screening as part of our series Interior. Night. psychology and cinema on December 18th (discussion held in French). 

In Dakar, Ada is engaged to a man she doesn’t love. Her true soul mate is Souleiman, a construction worker who hasn’t been paid in months. After he disappears at sea with his co-workers, some locals are stricken with a mysterious fever. Could it be the exploited men come back to haunt the living? A seamless mix of genres, Atlantique recounts a heady, free-flowing love story set against the bleak disillusionment driving the young people of Dakar to flee their homeland. The quiet strength of this first feature, with its political and supernatural overtones, establishes the Franco-Senegalese filmmaker as definitely one to watch. (Frédéric Bouchard, FNC)

[…] a romantic and melancholy film, part social commentary, part ghost tale, that works best in its evocation of loss and female solidarity. – Variety

Grand Prix – Cannes Film Festival 2019
Mary Pickford Award – TIFF 2019

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Director(s)
Mati Diop
Country
France
Senegal
Belgium
Year
2019
Language
Wolof and French with English subtitles
Duration
104 min