Atlantics – 14 December

Atlantics Directed (Mati Diop) + Q&A & Video Interview – 14 December –
Cine Lumiere, Institut Francais.


We’re thrilled to be screening Mati Diop’s debut feature Atlantics on Sat Dec 14 in partnership with Bird’s Eye View. Join us as we unpack the themes and inspirations of Diop’s work in a post screening discussion. We’ll also be screening an exclusive interview with Diop herself.
Ada and Souleiman are in love. But Souleiman is tired of labouring without pay on the gleaming towers of Dakar. He sets out across the sea with friends, leaving Ada to face impending marriage to another man. But as the women gather in the bar where the men used to drink, it seems that something has returned after all…

Mati Diop, known to many for her acting collaborations with Claire Denis, follows a string of fascinating short films of which we screened in 2018, with this bold feature debut that not only poses, but answers, the question: to whom does the future belong? Winning this Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Film Festival made Mati the first black woman to win a directing award at Cannes. We’re proud to be presenting her groundbreaking, accomplished work in this very special event.


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