Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Mati Diop’s Atlantics is a hypnotic, genre-shifting portrait of a girl’s awakening in today’s Senegal. Ada and Souleiman are in love. Souleiman, tired of not getting paid for his work on the gleaming towers of Dakar, sets out across the Atlantic with his friends, leaving Ada to face impending marriage to another man.
Senegal’s Entry to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
The screening will be preceded by a pre-recorded interview with Mati Diop.