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
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