ATLANTICS | ATLANTIQUE :: A Mati Diop movie

Atlantics by Mati Diop
ATLANTICS | ATLANTIQUE

In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Suleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.

ACCOLADES

:: Grand Prix, Cannes, 2019

:: The first film by a black female director to win at Cannes

REVIEWS

"A haunting romance, political drama and surreal dreamscape all rolled into one..." BBC


"Pure cinematic poetry..." The Telegraph 

"An intense romance notable for the craft of the filmmaking and Diop’s original approach to complex issues of love, loss and the forces for change that can rise from the ashes of tragedy... Constantly intriguing, Atlantics successfully blends its disparate elements of love story, ghost story and female empowerment into a distinctive, involving drama." ScreenDaily

"A dazzling ghost story about the refugee crisis... Diop's impressive debut is an absorbing, otherworldly vision of an alienated seaside life in Dakar." Indiewire

CREDITS

:: Director: Mati Diop
:: Writers: Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel
:: DoP: Claire Mathon
:: Editor: Aël Dallier Vega
:: Music: Fatima Al Qadiri
:: Starring: Abdou Balde,  Aminata Kane, Ibrahima Mbaye, Amadou Mbow