Award Winning Movie 'Atlantics' By Filmmaker Mati Diop Set To Air On Netflix, Nov 29
Atlantics, the award-winning feature directorial debut from French-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop now has its first official trailer and will be released as a Netflix original. The film won the Grand Prix at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, making Diop the first black woman to win an award in the French festival's 72-year history.
The film, described as a "ghost love story" also touches on poignant themes of migration, inspired by the real-life experiences of Senegalese migrants who braved dangerous journeys to Spain in search of opportunity—stories which Diop centered in the first Atlantiques, a documentary-style short that led to the creation of the full length film.
Here's the official description of the film:
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.
The movie stars Aminata Kane, Ibrahima Mbaye, Abdou Balde, Babacar Sylla Nicole Sougou,and others.
The film is set to be released in select theaters on November 15 and will make its Netflix premiere on November 29.
Watch the trailer below.