ATLANTICS (ATLANTIQUE) Special Screenings

ATLANTICS (ATLANTIQUE)

SENEGAL OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM OSCAR® SUBMISSION

Talent attending: Fatima Al Qadiri (Composer), Olivier Demangel (Writer), Mati Diop (Director)

A tower under construction looms over the Senegal coastline.

17-year-old Ada meets her lover, Souleiman, on the beach after he returns home from working construction, and they struggle to share their truths. The next day, Ada learns Souleiman has left with his exploited co-workers on the treacherous voyage to Europe, pursuing a better future. As bodies wash ashore and a fire ruins a wedding party, rumors swirl and a mysterious fever begins to spread.

In Mati Diop’s striking and poetic feature debut, she creates a hypnotic and haunting mystery, focusing on the women left behind. A supernatural take on the refugee crisis, the film skillfully balances romance and grief. With ATLANTICS, Diop became the first black woman to contend for the 72-year-old Palmes d’Or. –Sarah Harris

Accessibility: CCAP/HI

Trained in Le Fresnoy (National Studio of Contemporary Arts), Mati Diop directed four shorts and a medium-length film which received the 2016 Lincoln Center Martin E. Segal Emerging Artist Award. A THOUSAND SUNS (2013), BIG IN VIETNAM (2011), SNOW CANON (2010) and ATLANTIQUES (2009) were screened and awarded in a wide number of international festivals, including the Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, and Viennale. They were also programmed for exhibitions at MoMA and the Moving Image Museum. As an actress, Mati Diop played in Matias Piñeiro’s HERMIA Y HELENA (2015), Benjamin Crotty’s FORT BUCHANAN (2014), and Antonio Campos’s SIMON KILLER (2012).

Niki McMahon
Netflix
nmcmahon@netflix.com
805-201-8188

Details

Country: France, Senegal, Belgium

Year: 2019

Director: Mati Diop

Screenwriters: Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel

Producers: Judith Lou Lévy, Eve Robin

Director of Photography: Claire Mathon

Editor: Aël Darrier Vega

Music: Fatima Al Qadiri

Cast/Featuring: Mama Bineta Sane, Amadou Am, Ibrahima Traore

Running Time (minutes): 104 min

Language : Wolof

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