Screening: Atlantics (Mati Diop, 2019)

Film
atlantics picture

Ted Mann Theater
8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, US 90211
November 20, 2021
Winner of the Cannes Grand Jury Prize, Atlantics marks Mati Diop’s much-anticipated directorial debut. A unique twist on a ghost story, the he film traces the lives of a pair of young lovers in Dakar, Senegal, who are pulled apart by an arranged marriage and a fatal sea-crossing.

ATLANTICS

Part of the series: Sound Off: A Celebration of Women Composers

 

Director: Mati Diop

Cast: Ibrahima Traoré, Mama Sane, Amadou Mbow, Nicole Sougou

 

106 minutes

France/Senegal/Belgium

Wolof, French, English, Arabic

 

 

Winner of the Cannes Grand Jury Prize, Mati Diop’s much-anticipated directorial debut is a twist on a ghost story. The film traces the lives of a pair of young lovers in Dakar, Senegal, who are pulled apart by an arranged marriage and a fatal sea-crossing. Central to the haunting quality of Atlantics is Fatima Al Qadiri’s electronically infused, ambient score. Al Qadiri, a conceptual artist and musician, folds sounds of the sea and the city into the score, reflecting the film’s central themes.