WiFF 2019: ATLANTICS

, , | 2019 | 1 hr 44 mins | | , , ,
A Film by Mati Diop

Sunday October 27, 2019, 7:30 PM

SPECIAL EVENT

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Film by Mati Diop

Marginalized young lovers in Senegal desperately seek a better life by any means necessary, in this highly anticipated, Cannes Grand Prix–winning feature debut from Mati Diop. In Senegal’s bustling capital, Dakar, two young lovers sneak private moments with the urgency of youthful desire. Their gravitational pull towards each other is also based on knowing their time is limited, as Ada (newcomer Mama Sané) is soon to be wed to a wealthy but frivolous man. Meanwhile, Souleiman (first-time actor Ibrahima Traoré) hasn’t been paid for weeks and is forced to leave land for the sea in hopes of finding a better life. When he sets off, Ada is haunted by his memory and, then, perhaps more.

"Mati Diop pairs reality with folkloric fantasy for a beguiling romance that woos the eye along with the heart." - Toronto Star

"Dreamy yet sensual, fantastical yet rooted in uncomfortable facts, Diop's beguiling film may even have reinvented a genre" - BBC.com

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