Atlantics (Atlantique)

1 Hr. 44 Min.

2019
Screening format: DCP

On the coast of Senegal, teenager Ada is stuck in an arranged marriage after her true love, Souleimane, is lost at sea. But when Souleimane returns to haunt her and her town, an unforgettable tale of love and possession ensues. The winner of the Cannes Grand Prix award, and directed by groundbreaking filmmaker Mati Diop (the first Black female director ever in competition at Cannes), Atlantics is both a beautiful ghost story and an indictment of today's global refugee crisis.

 

"Mati Diop pairs reality with folkloric fantasy for a beguiling romance that woos the eye along with the heart."
- Toronto Star
 
"Dreamy yet sensual, fantastical yet rooted in uncomfortable facts, Diop's beguiling film may even have reinvented a genre."
- BBC.com
 
"A transportive film."
- RogerEbert.com


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