ATLANTICS “Atlantique”
Narrative Feature | 105 minutes

HIFF 2018

 Narrative Competition

Directed by
Mati Diop

Produced by
Judith Lou Lévy, Eve Robin

Written by
Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel

Mama Sané, Amadou Mbow, Ibrahima Traoré, Nicole Sougou, Amina Kane

2019 | Wolof | France/Senegal/Belgium

• Special Jury Mention for Acting Performance for Mama Sane

Along the shores of Dakar, Senegal, Ada (Mama Sané), soon to be forced into an arranged marriage with a wealthy man, falls in love with construction worker Souleiman (Ibrahima Traoré). Looking for a better future and incapable of seeing a life with Ada, Souleiman boards a small vessel with his co-workers and attempts the perilous sail to Spain, where he soon disappears and is presumed dead. In her Cannes Grand Prix-winning debut feature, French-Senegalese actress and filmmaker Mati Diop translates the collective drama of sea departures into a dazzlingly beautiful ghost story of unfulfilled love and lives lost in the search for a better future.

Selected as Senegal’s official entry for the Best International Feature Film Oscar®