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Atlantique

Duration
1 hr 45 min
In a working class suburb of Dakar, after the construction of a tower block, the building workers, unpaid for months, decide to leave the country by sea to seek a better future. Following their departure, a strange fever takes hold of the young girls in the neighbourhood as night falls.

Directed by: Mati Diop (France/Senegal/Belgium, 2019)
Screenplay: Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel
Cast: Mama Sané (Ada), Ibrahima Traoré (Souleiman), Abdou Balde (Cheikh), Aminata Kane (Fanta), Ibrahima Mbaye (Moustapha), Amadou Mbow (Issa), Diankou Sembene (Mr Ndiaye), Nicole Sougou (Dior)
Genre: drama
Awards: Grand Prix award at the Cannes Film Festival (France, 2019) and best first feature film at the BFI London Film Festival (United Kingdom, 2019); selected for the César awards (France, 2020), the Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 2020), the Toronto International Film Festival (Canada, 2019), the San Sebastián International Film Festival (Spain, 2019), the Palm Springs International Film Festival (USA, 2019)...