FRANCE, Senegal, Belgium | 104 minutes | 2019

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.

The film will be presented with French and English subtitles on October 20th.

"Mati Diop’s feature-length directorial debut is a romantic and melancholy film, part social commentary, part ghost tale, that works best in its evocation of loss and female solidarity." Variety

Grand Prize - Cannes Film Festival

Toronto Film Festival


Friday October 11, 2019

Program #34
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Sunday October 20, 2019

Program #268
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Mati Diop

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel
  • Producer Judith Lou Lévy, Eve Robin
  • Cast Mame Bineta Sane, Ibrahima Traore, Aminata Kane

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