An allegorical fable tinged with the supernatural, the Franco-Senegalese director’s first feature is headily poetic look at the disillusioned youth of Dakar through the eyes of a young woman whose lover has been lost at sea.
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...
FRANCE, Senegal, Belgium
| 104 minutes | 2019
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