Atlantique (Atlantics)

Atlantique (Atlantics)
  • 2019
  • France / Senegal / Belgium
  • Directed by: Mati Diop
  • Cast: Mama Bineta Sane, Traore
  • Language: Wolof

Ada (Sane) and Souleiman (Traore) are young and in love, but when he and his co-workers on a Dakar building site take to the sea in an open boat, she is inconsolable. Incredibly accomplished supernatural horror about the refugee crisis from Diop, confronting major themes with humanity and raw emotion.

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Atlantique

17 May 20194 stars

Cannes 2019: Striking debut from actress-turned-director Mati Diop that immerses itself in the refugee crisis

Director Mati Diop returns to the shores of Dakar, Senegal to revisit the lost souls of her lyrical 2009 docufiction short about the men that set sail across the treacherous ocean in search of brighter prospects in Spain. With this narrative feature…

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