Atlantics

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2019, France-Senegal-Belgium, 104 min, col,. 16+
Director: Mati DIOP
Writer: Mati Diop
Editor: Aël Dallier Vega
Original music: Fatima Al Qadiri
Design: Toma Baqueni, Umar Sall
Producer: Judith Lou Lévy, Eve Robin
Production company: The Ball Films, Cinekap, Frakas Productions
Cast: Mame Bineta Sane, Ibrahima Traoré, Nicole Sougou, Aminata Kane, Diankou Sembene, Amadou Aam, Mariama Gassama, Coumba Dieng

Awards:
• Cannes Film Festival - 2019 (“Grand Prix of the Jury”, Nomination “Golden Palm Branch”)


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.

Mati Diop
Trained in Le Fresnoy (National Studio of Contemporaru Arts – a leading and very selective French artistic institution), Mati Diop directed four shorts and a medium-length film which received the “Martin E. Segal – Emerging Artist Award” of the Lincoln Center (USA) in 2016.
“A Thousand Suns” (2013), “Big in Vietnam” (2012), “Show Canon” (2010) and “ATLANTICS” (2009) were ed and awarded in a wide number of international festivals such as the Venice International Film Festival, The Toronto International Film Festival, The Rotterdam International Film Festival and so on

Filmography
2013 – “A Thousand Suns”
2012 - “Big in Vietnam”
2010 - “Show Canon”
2009 – “Atlantics”

AUGUST 24, SATURDAY

CHEKHOV-CENTER
  • 12:00Atlantics (2019, Dir. Mati Diop, France-Senegal-Belgium, drama, 104 min.) 16+

AUGUST 27, TUESDAY

KOMSOMOLETS
  • 19:30Atlantics (2019, Dir. Mati Diop, France-Senegal-Belgium, drama, 104 min.) 16+. Repeat