image from the film Atlantics

image from the film ATLANTICS

In a suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave for Portugal in search of a better future. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada. Though the men’s small ship has disappeared at sea, Souleiman has recently been spotted in Dakar, upsetting the lives of the women who were left behind.

“Building on the promise—and then some—of her acclaimed shorts, Mati Diop has fashioned an extraordinary drama that skirts the line between realism and fantasy, romance and horror, and which, in its crystalline empathy, humanity, and political outrage, confirms the arrival of a major talent.” (New York Film Festival)

Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

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