2020 Cinema Eye Honors Weekend | January 4-6, 2020

Atlantics

Directed by Mati Diop

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. In her feature debut, Mati Diop continues to harness fantasy and social relevancy in this haunting tale of love.