Atlantique

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Atlantique

Mati DiopSenegal – 2019

Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hope of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned.

Original Title Atlantique
German Title Atlantique
French Title Atlantique
Other Titles Atlantique - Atlantics
Directed by Mati Diop
Country Senegal
Available Formats DCP
Screenplay Mati Diop. Olivier Demangel
Film Editing Aël Dallier Vega
Soundtrack Fatima Al Qadiri
Cinematography Claire Mathon
Sound Benoit De Clerck
Décors Yves Capelle, Laura Bücher
Costumes Salimata Ndiaye, Rachel Raoult
Runtime 104 Min.
Language Wolof/d/f
Actors
Abdou Balde Cheikh
Aminata Kane Fanta
Ibrahima Mbaye Moustapha
Amadou Mbow Issa
Mame Bineta Sane Ada
Diankou Sembene Mr. Ndiaye
Nicole Sougou Dior
Babacar Sylla Omar
Traore Souleiman
Awards

Grand Prix du Jury, Cannes 2019

«Ihr wunderbar poetischer Film, in dem sich verschiedene Erzähl- und Glaubenstraditionen kreuzen, sei jedem empfohlen, der meint, er müsse für Verständnis der Sorgen von wohlversorgten Menschen in Europa werben.» Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

«Eine wunderbare Geistergeschichte - Das wird zu einer traumähnlichen afrikanischen Fantasy-Variante, wo es um die Erinnerung an die Verschwundenen geht und die Idee des «Black Atlantic» ­aktualisiert wird, des kulturellen atlantischen Raums schwarzer Erfahrungen, zu dem sich auch Mati Diop als gebürtige Französin mit senegalesischem Hintergrund rechnen kann..» Tages-Anzeiger

«Un premier long métrage renversant, évocation fantastique d’une jeunesse dakaroise tentée par le départ.» Libération


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