Wednesday 9 October 2019

Netflix Release the New Trailer for Atlantics

ATLANTICS is the 2019 Grand Prix winner at Cannes Film Festival and marks the feature narrative debut for director Mati Diop. The film has been selected as Senegal’s official entry for the best international feature film at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020.

The film received its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on Friday 4 October 2019.

After a group of unpaid construction workers disappears at sea one night in search of a better life abroad, the women they have left behind in Dakar are overwhelmed with a mysterious fever.  Ada, 17, secretly grieves for her love Souleiman, one of the departed workers, but she has been promised to another man. After a fire breaks out on her wedding night, a young policeman is sent to investigate the crime. Little does he know that the aggrieved workers have come back as haunting, possessive spirits.  While many of them seek vengeance for their unpaid labor, Souleiman has come back for a different purpose - to be with his Ada one last time.

In UK cinemas on 22 November 2019 and on Netflix November 29 2019

Directed by Mati Diop

Written by Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel

Starring Mama Sané, Amadou Mbow, Ibrahima Traoré, Nicole Sougou, Amina Kane, Mariama Gassama, Coumba Dieng, Ibrahima Mbaye, Diankou Sembene

Wolof with English subtitles | 107 minutes